2,500 Actors Audition For Young Han Solo

Auditions for Lucasfilm’s Han Solo “Star Wars” anthology film are reportedly underway with over 2,500 actors having tried out for the role of the younger version of Harrison Ford’s character says Heat Vision.

Though previously producer Kathleen Kennedy said the character would be in his late teens/early 20’s, they’ve auditioned numerous actors well into their thirties. Amongst the candidates who have tried out or who are under consideration:

Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”), Miles Teller (“Fantastic Four”), Hunter Parish (“Weeds”), Dave Franco (“21 Jump Street”), Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”), Chandler Riggs (“The Walking Dead”), Leo Howard (“Kickin’ It”), Nick Robinson (“Jurassic World”), Ansel Elgort (“The Fault in Our Stars”), Jack Reynor (“Transformers: Age of Extinction”), Logan Lerman (“Fury,”), Landon Liboiron (“Hemlock Grove”), Colton Haynes (“Arrow”), Max Thieriot (“Bates Motel”), Ed Westwick (“Gossip Girl”), Tom Felton (“Harry Potter”) and Joshua Sasse (“Galavant”) and Tony Oller (“The Purge”).

Filming on the prequel/spin-off isn’t slated to begin for a full year. Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan penned the script which will deal with how a young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel we’ve come to know and love Phil Lord and Chris Miller helm the project which is targeting a May 25th 2018 release.