Chances are, if you saw The Force Awakens over the holidays you were impressed with where Disney and JJ Abrams took the Star Wars franchise.
That happiness may end shortly…
We already knew that there were 3 spinoff films Disney was going to create, on top of the final 3 major Star Wars films, including one about Han Solo’s back story.
How do you fill Harrison Ford’s shoes in terms of being young Han? That’s a tough job. That’s a BIG job.
Here’s who they have lined up for the coveted role:
an American actor and musician. He made his feature film debut in Rabbit Hole (2010). Since then, he has acted in Footloose (2011), Project X (2012), That Awkward Moment (2014), and Whiplash (2014).
an American actor, music producer, and DJ under the stage name Ansolo. He is known for playing Tommy Ross inCarrie (2013), Caleb Prior in The Divergent Series (2014) and Augustus Waters in The Fault in Our Stars (2014).
Stop it. You know who Dave Franco is. The hilarious younger brother of James Franco. He was in Neighbours.
an American and Irish actor. His first notable role was as the lead character in Lenny Abrahamson’s critically acclaimed Irish film What Richard Did (2012), for which he won an IFTA Award for Best Film Actor.
He co-starred in the 2013 horror film Texas Chainsaw 3D with Alexandra Daddario and starred in the romantic film The Longest Ride (2015) with Britt Robertson. He has also been the model for the fragrance Cool Water by Davidoff. He is the youngest son of award-winning actor-director Clint Eastwood.
He played d’Artagnan in 2011’s The Three Musketeers, starred in the coming-of-age drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), and had leading roles in the 2014 films Noah and Fury.
He is best known for his roles as AJ Cross in Derek Cianfrance’s film The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) and as Tony Fiorello in John Crowley’s acclaimed film Brooklyn (2015).
American actor and singer, known for his portrayal of Ryder Lynn on seasons four and five on the Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee.
Whoever lands the role has a lot of weight on their shoulders.
Now the biggest question is who will play young Chewbacca? 😉