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Alden Ehrenreich cast as Young Han Solo

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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Star Wars

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. This was follows in the main Star Wars saga by Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi with the final film of the sequel trilogy, Episode IX, due in cinemas in December 2019 with J J Abrams back at the helm,A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One, which was followed in 2018 by Ron Howard's Solo and a fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson which will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.In addition, there are the animated TV series The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels along with Star Wars Resistance which starts in late 2018 and finally a new live action series currently being developed by Jon Favreau set some time after the events of Return of the Jedi.

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