Young han solo cast in ‘star wars’ spinoff

(CNN) – Actor Alden Ehrenreich will play a young Han Solo in the 2018 Star Wars spinoff movie about the smuggler.

Various media are reporting the casting decision, although Disney and Lucasfilm are not commenting yet.

He would be filling the shoes of Harrison Ford, who played Solo in the four Star Wars films the character has been in so far.

Ehrenreich, one of the stars of “Hail Caesar,” beat out more than 2,500 other actors to land the part of the young rebel smuggler.

The movie is supposed to hit theaters on May 25th in 2018.

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