Official: Alden Ehrenreich will play young Han Solo

There were speculations around the actor that he will be playing the role of young Han Solo in the upcoming standalone Star Wars film, and the casting was now confirmed at the Star Wars Celebration today. Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miler have had auditioned more than 3,000 actors across the world for the role, before they choose Alden Ehrenreich for the coveted role.

The actor isn’t the final choice, but actually, he was the first actor the directors ever considered for the role. And, the process took almost six months where the directors asked Ehrenreich to screen test multiple times.