Report: STAR WARS Casting Call For Young HAN SOLO Has Over 2500 Candidates

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Of all the announced Star Wars spin-off movies coming in the next few years, one of the most intriguing is the untitled young Han Solo film directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord. Scheduled for release May 25, 2018, the standalone film has already looked at over 2,500 young male actors to play the younger version of Harrison Ford's iconic character according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"This has been the easiest movie to audition for," said an unnamed agent whose client had auditioned. "They are seeing everyone."

According to THR's unnamed sources, casting director Jeanne McCarthy has held auditions and looked at tapes for over 2,500 actors including some well-known names from other genre franchises including The Walking Dead's Chandler Riggs, Harry Potter's Tom Felton, Avengers: Age of Ultron's Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Fantastic Four's Miles Teller, Fury's Logan Lerman, Arrow's Colton Hayes, and 21 Jump Street's Dave Franco.

Also reportedly considered are Nick Robinson (Jurassic World), Leo Howard (Kickin' It), Tony Oller (The Purge), Rami Malek (Mr. Robot), Hunter Parrish (The Weeds), Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove), Ansel Elgort (The Fault In Our Stars), Jack Reynor (Age of Extinction) and Max Thieriot (Bates Motel).

The casting call is looking for actors between the ages of 16 and 34. It's important to note than Harrison Ford was 35 when he first played Han Solo in Star Wars: A New Hope.

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