We reported late last year that a mass search was underway to find an actor to portray young Han Solo in a Star Wars origin project.
Now, according to an exclusive article by Variety, the powers that be have managed to get the list down to a handful of actors including Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Dave Franco, Scott Eastwood, Logan Lerman, Jack Reynor, Emory Cohen and Blake Jenner.
While filming is not set to begin until January 2017, the rush to find the perfect young Han Solo could have something to do with the character making an appearance in the upcoming Rogue One film (due out December this year). A decision will apparently be made within the next few weeks.
Scott Eastwood would be a wonderful choice for the role in my opinion, and after a string of leading roles in recent years, this project could be just the thing to really launch his status as a star to be reckoned with. However, each actor on the shortlist could bring something unique and compelling to the role. We’ll just have to wait and see.