‘Star Wars’ fans now have a better idea of what a Han Solo stand-alone film might look like with Harrison Ford playing the role, thanks to a fellow fan who digitally added the actor to the trailer for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story.’
Nick Acosta recently posted his work, ‘True Solo,’ on Vimeo. In it, he trades Alden Ehrenreich for digital composites of Ford’s face. The work also features clips from Ford’s earlier work, such as ‘American Graffiti.’
Acosta wrote alongside the video:
“I couldn’t help wonder what this movie would look like if you could magically transport a young Harrison Ford to play his iconic character. So using a variety of digital compositing software and some editing tricks I tried to make that happen.”
The end product is actually pretty good and gives the trailer a different feel, seeing Ford’s face on the newest initiation of the iconic sci-fi character.
Ford, of course, has passed the proverbial torch to Ehrenreich, praising the new ‘Star Wars’ film and even recently crashing the younger actor’s interview for the film.
Although reviews are not out yet, those who saw the film at the Hollywood premiere last week gave glowing reviews to Ehrenreich’s work and the Ron Howard film as a whole.
‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ opens May 25. Here is an official synopsis for those who have been living on Jakku for the past several years:
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story,’ an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Check out ‘True Solo’ below.