J.J. Abrams Says Actor Playing Young Han Solo Only Needs To Watch One Film

Disney are currently on the lookout for the perfect actor to play the Young Han Solo in the upcoming solo film for the famous smuggler.


Rumours would have you believe that the studio have looked at hundreds of options to play the character, while the latest speculation is that they’ve whittled it down to the last dozen.

But whoever is cast to replace Harrison Ford as the younger incarnation of Han Solo has an almighty huge vest to fill. In fact, they’ll be looking for any advice that they can get, especially if it’s coming from someone associated with the ‘Star Wars’ universe.

That’s why what J.J. Abrams, who directed Harrison Ford as Han Solo in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, offers as guidance should be etched into stone by the actor who gets the part.

And it turns out that Abrams does have some sage advice for the new Han Solo, as he insisted, via Comic Book Movie, that the actors vying for the role should watch the first Indiana Jones film, rather than ‘Star Wars: A New Hope,’ for inspiration.

“Watch ‘Raiders Of The Lost Ark’,” Abrams declared. “It’s all right there.”


But who’s in the running to portray the young Han Solo? Well, most recently it was alleged that Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco, Jack Reynor, Scott Eastwood, Logan Lerman, Emory Cohen, and Blake Jenner were the actors now being considered.

However, since directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord (’21 Jump Street’, ‘The Lego Movie’) don’t plan on shooting the film until 2017 ahead of the prequel’s May 25, 2018, release date, it’s a bit strange that the decision is being made so early.

That is unless the younger version of Han Solo is actually going to make his debut in ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’, which is believed to have a month left of shooting and is due out on December 16, 2016.

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