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The Next Han Solo Has Officially Been Cast!

The hunt for the role of the young Han Solo appears to have come to an end with actor Alden Ehrenreich reportedly picked to portray the rebel smuggler.

Sources have confirmed to Variety.com the Hail, Caesar! actor has been tapped to appear in the Star Wars spin-off movie centered around Han Solo.

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While the team is still ironing out the details of the plot, it has been revealed the film will be set prior to Star Wars: A New Hope.

Ehrenreich along with Jack Reynor, best known for his work in the fifth Transformer film, and the Kingsman's Taron Egerton were the top picks for the role, originally played by actor Harrison Ford.

The film's production is not expected to begin until January next year and is set to hit the screens in May 2018.

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