Moviegoers are all about Star Wars: The Force Awakens nowadays. However, there are still numerous Star Wars movies due to be released in the upcoming years, including the one that highlights the adventures of a young Han Solo. Many fans are now speculating about what will be involved in this movie. Will the fans be able to witness how Han Solo became one of the galaxy’s most notorious smuggler and thief? Will we be able to see how he met his Wookie buddy Chewbacca?
The auditions for the role of the young Han Solo has already started, so we may get to know who will play the titular character very soon. According to some reports, there have been 2,500 actors who auditioned for the role. This article will list eight actors who may get the role.
1. Nick Robinson
Nick Robinson is perhaps the most expected name to appear on this list. He has done an excellent job at proving his acting prowess to critics in the last few years. The year 2015 was a huge role for Nick as he played a major role in Jurassic World. However, there is no confirmation yet whether he will be returning for another Jurassic movie, so scoring a huge role for another huge movie would be a great career move for the young actor.
Nick has the charm, wit, and sarcasm. Getting him to wear Han Solo’s trademark costume can make him look like the younger version of Harrison Ford. Actually, he made this list as he is one of the young actors who are more than capable of taking on the role and do it justice.
2. Colton Haynes
Colton Haynes is another rising star worthy to be on this list. He is one of the names in Hollywood whose name is usually attached to huge movie projects. Colton is perhaps known for playing the role of Jackson Whittemore in the popular MTV drama series Teen Wolf. Since Colton decided to leave the show, he has been eyeing some other projects.
Recently, he played the role of Roy Harper/Arsenal in the CW superhero series Arrow. Judging by his record, he has all the experience in terms of stunts, effects, and weapons. His huge big-screen role to date would be appearing alongside Dwayne Johnson in San Andreas. He has also show that he is capable of having a good balance between drama and humor. However, some Star Wars fans may not picture him out to be an ideal choice for the role.
3. Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Aaron Taylor-Johnson has quite an amusing resume with films like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Godzilla, and Kick-Ass, an astounding feat for such as a young-aged actor. On his role as Marvel superhero Quicksilver, Taylor-Johnson was able to pull off an impressive Eastern European accent. In terms of experience, he has already proven himself to be a credible action hero. He’s only 25 and it would be a wise move for Disney to lock him down for numerous upcoming Star Wars films.
4. Dylan O’Brien
Dylan O’Brien has solidified himself as an excellent favorite by being the lead star of the popular TV series Teen Wolf and movie franchise Maze Runner. O’Brien has also been one of the few actors tapped by many fans to pay the role of Peter Parker for the new reboot of Spider-Man. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to secure the role as he was considered a bit old to play Peter Parker in high school. Nonetheless, he’s the perfect age to portray young Han Solo. Just add to the fact that the Maze Runner series is coming to an end, this will be a perfect opportunity for the rising actor to work on another huge film franchise for him to get busy with.
5. Robbie Amell
Earning a ton of geek cred in the past few years by playing important roles in The Tomorrow People and The Flash, the cousin of Arrow star Stephen Amell can be an ideal contenter for securing the role of young Han Solo. Recently, Amell was able to land a role in the upcoming X-Files Revival series. Despite his rather one-dimensional character as DC superhero Firestorm in The Flash, Amell was able to exude his natural wit and charm by portraying the leading man in The DUFF. Getting the lead role for a huge movie franchise such as Star Wars can be a career changer for Amell.
6. Scott Eastwood
Being the son of no other than Clint Eastwood, Scott has the looks, charm and natural love for acting. The younger Eastwood was able to captivate the audiences by playing the lead role in the Nicholas Sparks movie The Longest Ride. Recently, Eastwood has also scored an unspecified role in the DC movie Suicide Squad. Disney can take advantage of signing up this Hollywood royalty before someone else does.
7. Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt is perhaps the oldest actor in the list. Despite having numerous films in his acting resume, Pratt was only able to achieve leading man status in 2014 by playing the lead role of Peter Quill/Star-Lord on the Marvel Studios movie Guardians of the Galaxy and Owen Grady in Jurassic World. Since Pratt has been rumored to play Indiana Jones, the actor has been one of the few favorites of many fans to play young Han Solo. However, his age is one of the major concerns as Pratt is as old as Ford when he first played Han Solo in the film.
8. Anthony Ingruber
Anthony Ingruber is perhaps the lesser-known actor among the bunch, with only a few movies under his resume. However, he has quite an interesting credential that no other actor on this list was able to achieve. Ingruber has already portrayed a younger version of Harrison Ford in the 2015 film Age of Adaline. Ingruber is also the top pick of many fans as he exudes an uncanny resemblance to the legendary actor. Although he hasn’t proven anything yet as an action hero, Ingruber already showcased his Han Solo acting chops several years ago in his personal YouTube channel in which he perfectly mimicked Ford’s performance. You can see the video of his performance below:
These are only eight actors who may (or may not?) do justice playing the role of young Han Solo. There are already several lists on the internet, but most people do not like any of the choices. Let us consider that Harrison Ford will always be Harrison Ford and finding a perfect doppelganger for the movie would be a huge challenge. Ford has already cemented his legacy as the original Han Solo and his performance is something that no other actor can easily top. Who do you think is perfect for the role from the list? If you have anyone in mind, feel free to leave a comment and let us know.