Alden Ehrenreich Will Play Young Han Solo In Upcoming 'Star Wars' Film
The stand-alone film will feature a young Han Solo and Chewbacca and will give us a look at how Solo became the infamous smuggler fans know and love.By Christian Bryant | May 6, 2016
We've known for a while a Han Solo stand-alone film was on its way, and now we know who'll play the Millennium Falcon's sharp-shooting smuggler.
Alden Ehrenreich, who played the singing cowboy Hobie Doyle in "Hail, Caesar!," has reportedly been tapped to play young Solo in the yet-to-be-named "Star Wars" spinoff.
The film is expected to be an anthology with a college-aged Han. As for what we'll see in the film, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy told Entertainment Weekly, "I think the key here is that we are identifying an event or events in Han Solo's life that gives you some idea of who he is and why he is the character we have all grown to love."