Date: 6th May 2016

Alden Ehrenreich confirmed to play young Han Solo in Star Wars spin-off.

Alden Ehrenreich will be the young Han Solo in the forthcoming Chris Miller and Phil Lord directed stand-alone Star Wars movie.

Disney haven’t officially confirmed the news as yet, by multiple sources are reporting that the search is over and Ehrenreich will assume the role in the stand-alone Star Wars movie, which will be released in March, 2018.

Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan wrote the screenplay for the movie, which will focus on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel that we’ve all come to know and love today. It will be set before the events of A New Hope.

Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, from a script by The Empire Strikes Back scribe Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon, the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film will blast into our galaxy on May 25, 2018. The film will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy.

Source: Press Release