Never tell these guys the odds.
(Okay, so it’s one in three.)
Star Wars fans across the galaxy are living through a new golden age, with no fewer than five new films scheduled to release in the next four years. As we all saw in the months leading up to Episode VII and during its theatrical run, with Disney holding the reigns on the franchise, no promotion is too much, and it felt like every brand wanted to get onboard with the hype.
And hey, for us Star Wars fans, that’s really not a bad thing. Who hasn’t dreamed of their favorite sci-fi franchise filling up TV spots, store shelves, and billboards 24/7? It’s certainly a sight we should get used to over the next half decade.
Though we’re still a long way off from the Han Solo origin movie, news continues to flood in from pre-production, especially following the exciting reports that the actors up for the lead role have been narrowed down to a shortlist of three potential young men.
Chances are you’ve seen them before…
Set to be released on May 25, 2018 the currently untitled Han Solo origin story is the second part of the upcoming Star Wars Anthology Series, which kicks off with Rogue One on December 16, 2016.
The new saga was first announced back in 2013, and at the moment, the Han Solo movie will be directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord with a script written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan.
According to Lawrence, the questions the movie aims to answer are “What was he like before he hardened up? Before he had some setbacks? Before he put on this cynical coat? What got him there?”
While fans are sure to be critical of the actor chosen to play the young Han, here are the alleged final three choices:
26-year-old Welsh actor Taron Egerton is best known for his roles in Testament of Youth, Legend, and Kingsman: The Secret Service. The young actor was born in Merseyside, England but grew up in Wales and considers himself Welsh “through and through.”
One of Egerton’s specialties is stage combat, but do you picture him mastering a blaster?