If you were ever curious as to how Alden Ehrenreich landed the gig of Han Solo in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story‘ the answer has come straight from ex-directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord. While the two ended up being replaced by Ron Howard, they were vital to the crafting, casting, and overall vision of the film.
It sounds like Ehrenreich was one of the first actors who did an audition for the role and everyone else was being compared to his work. With how much Lucasfilm watches over their properties, while the directors did end up getting replaced, it seems like they agreed as to who should continue to play the younger version of this scoundrel or else he would never have stayed in the pilot’s seat for the entirety of the casting process.
According to Miller, it was a combination of humor and emotions that put him at the top of the list:
“Alden, remarkably, remained the person to beat from day one. We brought him in many times, pushed him, tried to test his range, and he was always up for it and brought something new, with a great sense of humor.”
Miller isn’t the only one that felt this way about the actor as Lord was quick to chime in that:
“He felt classic and contemporary all at once. He seemed like a tough guy who was really scared.”
Everyone has been iffy as to how this iteration of our favorite scruffy looking nerf herder will end up being, but with such confidence in the actor, I think we’re all going to be in for a surprising treat.
If not, we always have Donald Glover’s performance as Lando to look forward to.
Do you believe that Alden Ehrenreich will be able to nail the part of a young Han Solo? Is ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ at the top of your list of upcoming films to see this year or would you instead be spending time in a Sarlacc Pit? Share your thoughts below!