The rumors surrounding young Han Solo's... solo movie have begun to hit hyperspeed with news that the movie has a rising star in its sights, set to tackle the role of the iconic smuggler.
Taron Egerton, breakout star of Matthew Vaughn's spy caper Kingsman: The Secret Service, is currently being eyed up and down for the lead in Solo's origin story.
The 25-year-old Welshman is relatively new to the screens with his first role coming in 2013 as Liam Jay in the British TV series Inspector Lewis. This year will see Egerton appearing in two more movies, Legend and Eddie The Eagle, and should go miles to solidify his standing as one to keep a close eye on in the future.
The rumor originates from UK tabloid The Sun and was picked up by Daily Mail, so it should be taken with a significant dollop of salt, especially seeing how many rumors about the Solo solo film are currently floating around the binary sea. But The Secret Service - which Kingsman is based loosely upon - comic creator Mark Millar seems to have given Egerton a thumbs-up for the massive role...
Or could Millar be sitting on some knowledge concerning the Solo movie? Man, who knows! Do you know?
The Han Solo origin movie will, apparently, reveal to us how Solo came about the Millennium Falcon, how he managed to piss Jabba The Hut off so vehemently and, of course, how he came to befriend the fuzziest of first mates Chewbacca.
Whether or not Han Solo needs an origin story is now irrelevant, as it seems the movie will go ahead, albeit perhaps without its rumored director, Fantastic Four (Reboot)'s Josh Trank. But I believe Egerton is a solid performer, a strong presence on screen, and has action skills, as evidenced in Kingsman, to boot, so he could definitely make a great Han Solo. In my ever humble and honest opinion.
The Star Wars: Han Solo film will, possibly, be on screens in 2018, so maybe Disney will release some news way before that...
What do you guys think?