‘Star Wars’ is Now Casting Lead Roles for the Han Solo Spinoff

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Star Wars is ramping up production for the new Han Solo spinoff movie and according to reports, casting directors are currently holding auditions for the lead role in the Disney movie.

According to Variety, talent agencies are currently pitching their best and biggest actors to star in the next Han Solo spinoff movie. But, due to Non-disclosure Agreements and top flight security, details surrounding the casting calls and auditions have not been made public. However, Variety has been able to get a short list of actors that are currently auditioning this week for the lead role in the Han Solo solo movie.


Variety’s sources tell them that that after seeing hundreds of actors, LuscasFilm execs have cut the list down to about a few actors with “Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco, Jack Reynor, Scott Eastwood, Logan Lerman, “Brooklyn” star Emory Cohen and “Everybody Wants Some” actor Blake Jenner” among the top list of actors making the cut, so far. Apparently, casting directors were looking for actors as young as 17 to 34 years old.

Miles Teller
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Star Wars movie producer Kathleen Kennedy and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are holding auditions and a decision is expected to be made in the next few weeks.

Apparently, casting directors were looking for actors as young as 17 to 34 years old.

Filming for the new Han Solo movie will not start filming until early 2017, but sources close to Variety say the reason for such a early decision has to do with the upcoming Star Wars movie, which is currently filming. That might explain the most recent casting call which was leaked showing that Harrison Ford was returning to the franchise. And Variety’s sources say that “the new Solo could have a small cameo in “Rogue One: A Star Wars” before appearing in his own standalone pic.”

Rogue One still has a month of filming to go and is supposed to be set between Episode II and Episode IV, making this new Han Solo age accurate for a cameo in the movie. Disney is using the same cinematic universe strategy as Marvel which is going to feature the new Spider-Man in the new Captain America: Civil War movie before shooting a stand-alone Spider-Man movie in Atlanta, Georgia.

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