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Alden Ehrenreich cast as the young Han Solo

The new Han Solo movie finds its leading man.

Alden Ehrenreich
Credit: Universal

Disney have ended their long search and have finally found their young Han Solo – Alden Ehrenreich!

Ehrenreich saw off big competition to land one of the most coveted leading roles in Hollywood today. He steps into the immortal shoes of Harrison Ford to play Han Solo as a young man, space-smuggling his way through the galaxy.

Alden Ehrenreich, aged 26, stole his scenes in the recent Universal release Hail, Caesar! and has appeared in Blue Jasmine, Running Wild, Beautiful Creatures and Stoker.

Check out our review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Check out our review of Hail, Caesar!

Check out our countdown of the best Star Wars posters of all time.

Lucasfilm’s yet-untitled Star Wars spin-off movie promises much and with Alden Ehrenreich now cast, expect the project to move forward at light-speed.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller (the men responsible for 21 Jump Street and The LEGO Movie) are directing the young Han Solo film from a script by Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back) and his son Jon Kasdan.

The Han Solo movie is scheduled to hit cinemas on 25th May 2018.

Check out Alden Ehrenreich discuss his brilliant, scene-stealing turn in Hail, Caesar! earlier this year:

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