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Solo [Official Info] Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo) in Solo

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Anthology (Released Films)' started by ScorpionJedi, May 5, 2016.

  1. ScorpionJedi

    ScorpionJedi Jedi Knight star 3

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    http://screencrush.com/star-wars-spinoff-casts-alden-ehrenreich-as-young-han-solo/
     
  2. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    There needs to be a scene where Chewie tries to teach Han how to speak Wookie. Oh...would that it were so simple
    :p
     
  3. PymParticles

    PymParticles Cruel but Fair Tyrant of New Films star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm okay with this, and I wish him the best of luck. It's a huge role and the opportunity of a lifetime, so I hope he kills it and proves any naysayers wrong. And congrats; he's filling some big shoes, but what shoes they are.
     
  4. ksb36

    ksb36 Jedi Knight star 2

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    I am also okay with this. He ran away with Hail Caesar! A fine young actor.

    Now, please don't let this movie suck!
     
  5. Darth_Hydra

    Darth_Hydra Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I've never seen any of this guy's works yet so I'll try to be optimistic until I get a chance to see some of his films.
     
  6. silver springs

    silver springs Jedi Knight star 2

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    Yes! The Han Solo movie no one asked for, but everyone will still go see.
     
  7. HanSolo29

    HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Honestly, I'm not sure what to think. I'm trying to remain optimistic...
     
  8. Artoo-Dion

    Artoo-Dion Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm quite optimistic. Lord & Miller, Kasdan & Kasdan with Ehrenreich starring. Every choice has been right so far.
     
  9. solo77

    solo77 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    They should have cast you or me... :(

    :p
     
  10. Jolee Bindo

    Jolee Bindo Jedi Knight star 2

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    Honestly, I don't see why this movie needed to happen, but that doesn't mean it can't be good.

    Now we wait.
     
  11. LittleDefel

    LittleDefel Jedi Knight star 2

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    Great choice!
     
  12. HanSolo29

    HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I don't think that would work out so well for me. Unless they plan to do a gender swap. ;)
     
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  13. solo77

    solo77 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Mocap :cool: :han:
     
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  14. Puke-Jaywalker

    Puke-Jaywalker Jedi Master star 2

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    He's 5-foot-9.

    Better put some lifts in his boots.
     
  15. Bennihana

    Bennihana Jedi Knight star 3

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    The movies never focused on his height, but I bet they'll make Chewie shorter to match the height difference lol
     
  16. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Jedi Master star 4

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    With so much at stake here, gotta go with the Heath Ledger argument, which is to remember what people said about him initially being cast in his most memorable role. Based on that, you gotta give anybody a chance.
     
  17. Aetius888

    Aetius888 Jedi Master star 2

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    Good choice.
     
  18. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Impressive. Most impressive. Hopefully, he doesn't get delusions of grandeur, and knows how to fly casual.
     
  19. JabbatheHumanBeing

    JabbatheHumanBeing Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Among the list of 10 or so actors they had been considering, he's definitely the best actor, IMO. And he can do comedy. He's also got that old school Hollywood movie star look, which connects him to Ford. So this is good.

    ETA: Trailer #2 for Hail, Caesar! pretty much makes the case for Ehrenreich as Han, IMO.

     
  20. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Jedi Master star 4

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    Hopefully he gets a good story/script and not some Disney-fied version of Han's younger self.

    Oh, wait...

    (Can't always blame the actor. See: Ahmed Best)
     
  21. JabbatheHumanBeing

    JabbatheHumanBeing Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Chewie: Hhhhrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaeeeerrrrrrr
    Han: Would that it 'twere so simple.
     
  22. Dra---

    Dra--- Force Ghost star 6

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    Your thought matches my own, but I don't think I've seen his work yet. I'll be rectifying that soon.

    EDIT: He looks like a young Brando IMO.
     
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  23. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm very happy with this casting. I think he's going to make a great Han Solo. Now it just needs to be officially confirmed... We're waiting, Disney. :p
     
  24. CEB

    CEB Force Ghost star 5

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  25. NileQT87

    NileQT87 Jedi Master star 2

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    Lifts and a nose prosthetic for starters. And he will need to lighten his hair and perhaps slim down the large eyebrows. The jawline shape is way off, sadly.

    The resemblance is very weak and much more so than all of the Young Indys were.

    River Phoenix and Sean Patrick Flanery weren't total deadringers for Ford (though Phoenix had already been cast as his son in Mosquito Coast because they did bare some resemblance), but they had some basic physical similarities in facial shape, coloring and not too small of a nose. These were decent castings and acting ability was obviously considered, as well. Both shorter (though both taller than Alden), but one was playing a 13-year-old version (despite being older). I'd have been thrilled if we'd have gotten someone in the Young Indy level of ballpark, looks-wise.

    Wasn't there a single 5'11"-6'1" medium brown-haired, long/slim-faced (not a square jaw), slim-build, masculine young male with a large-ish nose in Hollywood's acting pool? Almost none of the actors they seemed to be looking at were these things.
     
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