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Alden Ehrenreich cast as Young Han Solo

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The long search across the galaxy has ended.

Alden Ehrenreich has been unveiled as the actor to portray a young Han Solo in an upcoming stand alone Star Wars film.

Ehrenreich (Hail, Caeser!, Blue Jasmine) beat the likes of Taron Egerton, Jack Reynor, Miles Teller and Emory Cohen to don the vest and blaster for a closer look at a younger version of one of the saga's favourite characters originally played by legendary actor Harrison Ford.

The Han Solo spinoff is scheduled for release in 2018 with Phil Ford and Chris Miller directing the project with a script being penned by father & son writing duo, Lawrence and Jon Kasdan.

But if it t'were so simple, Chewie...

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Last updated: 06/08/2018 14:23:07

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Star Wars is a science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It debuted in 1977 and the first film was quickly retitled to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It was followed by two sequels - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. A trilogy of prequel films were launched in 1999 with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In 2015 Star Wars returned to the screens for a new trilogy under the control of Disney with The Force Awakens directed by J J Abrams.

A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One and 2017 will see the second film in the new trilogy, Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi.

Another spin-off will be released in 2018 - Solo - which tells the story of Han Solo before the original Star Wars film and 2019 will round off the third trilogy with the untitled Episode IX.

A fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson and they will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.

In addition, there are the TV series The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels and a new as yet untitled live action series due to debut some time after 2020.

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