More than 2,500 actors reportedly met with Disney and Lucasfilm for the role of young Han Solo in their upcoming standalone film. Miles Teller was considered a top-contender for the part, but he was supposedly eliminated from contention after meeting with directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
On the happysadconfused podcast (via Slash Film), the Fantastic Four and Whiplash star confirmed he did indeed audition for the role. "I had never even seen any of the original Star Wars movies until maybe a month or a couple weeks before my first audition because I was like, ‘I should check this out’ [Laughs]," Teller admitted. "It holds up. I just love Harrison Ford. I think that’s a great character. I love his brand, I mean so many guys would’ve played that part so wrong and he has humor at the right times. Harrison Ford is a very big actor, when you see the facial expressions and the things he does he goes big, but he’s just always the coolest guy in the room and he’s got all of those great qualities."
It is believed that the list of potential candidates has been narrowed down to three: Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!), and Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction).
Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo will be released on May 25, 2018.