I won’t miss a single opportunity to post this video, by far the most entertaining part of the Coen’s Hail, Caesar! And, as reported this afternoon, the scene contains the frontrunner to play young Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars standalone film.
That’s right, the excellent Alden Ehrenreich is said to have beaten out every other young man in town (and out) for the coveted role, and the more I see that that little sideways smirk he’s got, the more I realize I’m completely down with this decision. At only 26, he’s got that old Hollywood look that the Coens wisely played up, as well as a natural Harrison Ford-like swagger. I don’t think any of us will have a problem converting him in our brains.
In related news, I’m slightly sad to have read that in the original A New Hope script, Obi Wan lived through his fight with Darth Vader; he wasn’t supposed to die!
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) April 13, 2016
All the more reason to bring back Ewan McGregor for that standalone story…