Star Wars: Han Solo Movie' Release Date and Cast: Who Will Replace Harrison Ford?

By Gloven Ramos , Updated Nov 03, 2016 09:23 PM EDT

Disney recently announced the schedule of the new Star Wars Movie: Han Solo. The Hail Caesar actor Alden Ehrenreich is officially confirmed as the new actor for the character of Han Solo.

The film announced to release on May 25, 2018. However, after the Star Wars Episode 8 was re-scheduled from May 2017 to December 2017, Star Wars: Han Solo film could also be delayed until December 2018 since the schedule is not yet finalized unlike the other Star Wars movies which have been officially slated for December..

Over the 2,500 actors auditioned for the chance to be the next Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich was chosen by Disney to portray the boots-and-vest role of Solo. We all know that Harrison Ford is old enough that he could not play the role meant for a younger man.

Two actors confirmed to cast the upcoming movie Star Wars: Han Solo. Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo and an American actor, writer, and musician Donald McKinley Glover as Lando Calrissian. The other cast members are yet to be confirmed by the filmmakers. Some famous characters of the Star Wars universe are expecting to be featured in the movie, most especially Chewbacca.

It is really risky to use a new actor for the roles that became famous in the face of the original actor and actresses like Han Solo of Harrison Ford. Ford is already engraved as Han Solo in the minds of the fans. Although actors in some roles are difficult to replace, some roles of the main characters in the movie have no problem on whoever the actor will play for them, like Chewbacca, R2-D2, and C3PO. The only problem for such characters is how to make their costume consistent from the previous movies.

Star Wars: Han Solo movie will start its shooting on January 2017 in London. According to a report, the film may focus on how the smuggler won the Millennium Falcon from Calrissian.

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