Alden Ehrenreich IS The New Han Solo

There’s no official annoucement yet, but is has been confirmed by Deadline that the rumors are true – Alden Ehrenreich has now signed on to play the young Han Solo in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Han Solo “A Star Wars Story” film due out in 2018.

Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan are penning the script which will focus on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.

It has also been confirmed that Chewbacca will also be a featured character in the film and, though unconfirmed, Joonas Suotamo will likey reprise the role he played for much of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.

Ehrenreich stole the show in this year’s “Hail, Caesar!” nad has had key roles in “Stoker,” “Beautiful Creatures,” “Tetro,” and “Blue Jasmine”.