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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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