Saturday, May 7, 2016

New Han Solo Played by Alden Ehrenreich

Alden Ehrenreich will play Han Solo in the untitled 2018 Young Han Solo film, directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The 24 year old star has had roles in Hail, Caesar!, Blue Jasmine, Beautiful Creatures, Stoker, and various other independent films and minor TV roles, none of which I have seen. Some may be throwing up their arms in protest and raving about Alden being a “bad choice” for Han Solo; honestly, I have not seen Ehrenreich, so there is nothing for me to say positively or negatively about the casting choice. 
Han Solo is literally my favorite character in all of fiction, and a young Han Solo prequel film does not sound particularly necessary to me. However, Lawrence Kasdan, the screenwriter of The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens, is working with his son, Jon, to pen the script. In many ways, Kasdan has proven to be the unsung hero of the Star Wars franchise. Even though the film feels unnecessary when we could have a Boba Fett standalone film, until Disney proves otherwise, these Star Wars films are going to be amazing, so why not get excited!? One of my favorite YouTubers, Hello Greed, sums up my thoughts almost perfectly in the video below, so you can watch that for a little something extra. But to sum up my thoughts, Ehrenreich is likely to be a brilliant young Han Solo in yet another stunning Star Wars adventure. After The Force Awakens, my optimism is high for anything Disney makes, so it's hard not to be excited! What do you think? Please comment below and let me know!

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  1. Elden was by far the best thing in Hail, Caesar! and has genuine charisma. He has a swagger too. I think he's gonna make an excellent young Solo.

    1. I agree with everything you said, Child of the 70s! He was definitely the best thing in Hail, Caesar!, stole every scene he was in, and I think he's got the right stuff to pull off a young Han Solo.

  2. Aww, I have to admit, I was holding out a LOT of hope that it would be Taron Egerton. But, even though I haven't see this guy in anything either, I have a surprising amount of confidence that he'll be good. Maybe just because I figure that if he beat out Egerton he'd have to be pretty amazing. :P :P


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