Lucasfilm and Disney have chosen which actor will play Han Solo in his very own spin-off feature film.
Set to be released May 25, 2018, the yet-untitled film will depict Han Solo’s life before the events of the original 1977 “Star Wars.”
Alden Ehrenreich will portray the young criminal-turned-hero in not only the new spin off, but also in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” which will be set between “Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” and “Episode IV – A New Hope.”
Ehrenreich beat out Clint Eastwood’s son–Scott Eastwood, amongst others—for the role.
Acting legend Harrison Ford has been the face of the famous space captain for decades. Entertainment Weekly asked Ford what advice he would have for the young Ehrenreich. Ford said: “Talk to your director. Watch the movies. And welcome aboard. Make it your own.”