You might have felt a disturbance in the Force this morning as director Chris Miller dug deep to announce the beginning of production on Han Solo A Star Wars Story with a classic Han Solo pun. The spin-off movie stars Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Woody Harrelson (Garris Shrike?), Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), and Amelia Clarke in an unrevealed role. We can only hope that this first bit of pun-ery will continue in the movie itself. Han Solo was often very funny in the Star Wars movies after all. Check out the announcement below. (more…)
In a move that should come as no surprise to anyone, The New York Daily News reports that Lucasfilm and Disney are in talks to produce more Han Solo movies. In what has become the norm in Hollywood, Alden Ehrenreich, the recently confirmed casting choice for young Han Solo, has been quietly signed on for a three film contract, which if it comes to fruition will no doubt make many fans giddy with happiness. (more…)
Since the announcement by LucasFilm that there was going to be a young Han Solo movie, there has been speculation as to who could fill this iconic role. When fans think of Han Solo, they see Harrison Ford. Which actor would be able to pull off that cocky smile, swagger, and charisma that has come to be synonymous with Han Solo? There had been rumors and speculation that Hail, Caesar! actor Alden Ehrenreich was in talks with LucasFilm for the role but no official announcement had been made. Until now. This weekend, London is playing host to Star Wars Celebration and during the “Future Filmmakers” panel the casting decision was confirmed to a crowd of over 4,000 fans.
Things are shaping up well for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, shooting starts in February for a 2014 release date, stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and director Marc Webb will all be back, and rumor has it that Jamie Foxx will play villain Electro with Shailene Woodley being cast as Mary Jane Watson. So what’s next? How about the question of who’s going to play Harry Osborn.
You’ll recall that James Franco played the part to some acclaim in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy released between 2002 and 2007, so whoever gets the gig will have a tough act to follow. The studio, it seems, has it down to three players, at least one of who you may recognize: Brady Corbet, Dane DeHaan, and Alden Ehrenreich
DeHaan you will recognize from his starring role in this year’s Chronicle where he played the troubled super-villain in the making Andrew. I don’t know, but I think he might be a tad too creepy for the part of fine, upstanding trust-fund brat Harry. The other two actors up for the role are still accomplished actors in their own right. Ehrenreich has had roles in Tetro and in Francis Ford Coppola’s Twixt, while Corbet has had parts in recent critical darlings Melancholia and Martha Marcy May Marlene.
For my money, Corbet looks like the clean All-American kid Harry’s supposed to be, but you Bastards be the final judges. Check out the pics below:
Source: Geek Tyrant