We still have a little over 952 days before the Han Solo Anthology movie is released but there’s already a lot of buzz about the most famous smuggler in the galaxy. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie) have signed on to direct and Lawrence Kasdan with his son Jon, will be writing the script. Everything is awesome! In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kathleen Kennedy said “He’ll definitely be probably in the high teens, low 20s. We’re not introducing you to a 10-year-old Han Solo.”
So here’s the question everyone’s been asking, Who should play Han Solo in the upcoming anthology? Who will fit the role best? Who has the acting chops to fill out that vest? Knowing what we know, it’s still anyones guess, and there’s already a ton of speculation from Hollywood pundits and fans alike. I have my own top 5 choices. I’d like to share them with you, in this PhotoShop mashup/smackdown.
Part 1 of 3: Top 5
Anthony Ingruber recently played the young William Jones to Harrison Ford’s more mature William Jones in the film, The Age of Adaline. Is this a no brainer?!
Maybe he’s too old, but to me, he gives a good first impression. I really liked him in Tron: Legacy. He has the right swagger. We’ll see what he does as Hook with the release of PAN in October.
I think he would do his Papa Clint proud if he landed this role. Will Disney make his day?
You’ll see him this September in the next chapter of the Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. Will he be the one to make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs?
He’s come a long way since having to put up with Hugh Grants cynicism and immaturity in “About a Boy”. He’s my sleeper to get the role. What a lovely day that would be.
So that’s my top 5 choices of who I think could/should play Han Solo in the Anthology film. This is purely a visual exploration, and right now this is all about What Ifs… and Wouldn’t it Be Cools… What do you think? What are your Top 5 choices? Share your thoughts in the comments below. Maybe I’ll do a Fan Fav post down the road.
Check back in a few days when I’ll be posting part 2 of my Who will play Han Solo? aka that vest looks good on you! Top 5 Honorable mentions and That’s a bit of a stretch choices.