10 Actors Who May Play Han Solo
Who’ll play Han Solo in the origin-story Star Wars spin-off movie that’s reportedly in the works? We handicapped 10 actors who could strap on the vest.
By Eric Alt
TAYLOR KITSCH | ODDS: 2,070 to 1
Although he looks the part and has a certain roguish charm, the double-barrel career gut shot of John Carter and Battleship mean young Taylor has a much better shot of playing a wookie extra than of playing one of the most iconic roles in movie history. Sorry, kid.
JAMES DEEN | ODDS: 2,069 to 1
Who says they have to use an established star? Going the porn route wouldn’t be entirely without precedent — the deleted “Tosche Station” scene from A New Hope featured famed softcore starlet Koo Stark — and Deen certainly has the charm and the “I’ve seen too much too early” weariness to pull off Han. Then again, his past roles wouldn’t exactly mesh with the Disney brand … aside from that saucy minx Princess Jasmine, of course.
ZAC EFRON | ODDS: 1,000 to 1
This isn’t rebooting a character from scratch. Whoever plays Han has to in some way connect with Harrison Ford. They don’t have to do an impression, but they can’t completely throw out his take, either. And Efron doesn’t have the magnetism to match Ford — or, really, to carry an entire movie on his own without backup dancers. The kid’s valiantly trying to branch out, but if you’ve seen any of his recent, vaguely interchangeable Sundance Film Festival entries you’re either his agent or his mother.