With the news this week that Han Solo is to receive the standalone film treatment, the Internet has been abuzz with casting rumours over who would play a young, pre-Harrison Ford Solo, given that it appears the film will be set between the new and old trilogies.
If the film is to be a hit, this is probably the most important aspect of all, even more so than the script; the right actor can carry off a not-so-great script and make something special out of it, but cast the part wrong, and even the best script is going to look bad.
An actor needs to be cast who entirely encompasses the iconic stature of Harrison Ford’s unforgettable rogue; smarmy, over-confident and hilarious, but also willing to step up when the time calls for it. Also, the actor needs to have the dashing good looks that adorned Ford back in the day, »
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