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Will the Han Solo, em, solo movie, feature his brother?

February 15th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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Everyone has been talking about who the new Han Solo will be, but what about his brother? Wait, what brother? Well, according to a new report from Star Wars News Net, actors Taron Egerton and Alden Ehrenreich have both auditioned for the Han Solo movie, but not for the nerf herder himself.

The finalists for Han Solo are believed to include Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco, Jack Reynor, Scott Eastwood, Logan Lerman, Emory Cohen and Blake Jenner. Others who reportedly tested to play Han Solo are Chandler Riggs, Rami Malek, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nick Robinson, Leo Howard, Tony Oller, Landon Liboiron, Ed Westwick, Tom Felton, Joshua Sasse, Colton Haynes and Max Thieriot.

Last year, Egerton expressed an interest in portraying a young Han solo in the upcoming anthology film and he is said to have auditioned along with Ehrenreich, both separately and together. This leads one to suspect that they have auditioned for two different roles.

According to Star Wars News Net, the two actors were reading for roles of Han and his brother, while it also claimed to have spoken to a source that confirmed Idris Elba has met with Lucasfilm about featuring in an undisclosed role. It is believed that Lucasfilm are close to casting their Han Solo because it’s reported that he will cameo in Rogue One later this year, but that again is purely a rumour.

Heroic Hollywood’s Umberto Gonzalez – a self-proclaimed ‘Ace Scooper’ – claims the report from Star Wars News Net, calling Star Wars News Net’s Kenny Tarr a “serial scammer.” However, that is one guy’s opinion so we’ll leave it up to you to decide his validity.

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.

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