Here's what Dave Franco had to say about auditioning to play young Han Solo
As the original Han Solo, Harrison Ford’s space shoes are extremely hard to fill. Some might argue, impossible. Because he’s Han Solo always and forever. Which is why the role has yet to be cast for Disney and LucasFilm’s second secretive (but also not so secretive) yet-to-be-titled Star Wars spinoff.
Basically every young male actor in Hollywood has reportedly tested for the role of young Han Solo. Hail, Caesar! actor Alden Ehrenreich is rumored to be top choice for the role, according to MovieWeb.
One guy who auditioned but didn’t land the job? Dave Franco (brother of James Franco). But he did share some interesting info about the audition process with MTV at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
“I went in one time for Jeanie McCarthy, who I’ve auditioned for a million times before, and we just had a really fun time together in the room,” Franco said. “And then because of the nature of what it is, it just explodes everywhere. Everyone’s coming up and being like, ‘Dude what’s going on?’ and I’m like, ‘I don’t know, you know as much as me!'”
Franco admitted he can’t do a Harrison Ford impression, but he also mentioned that it’s not really what they’re going for.
“I’m not good with impressions or anything like that,” he added. “I think that’s the reason why it’s so hard to cast this role. Do they want someone to perfectly embody who Harrison Ford is, or do they want to go a completely different route? Do they want someone to look really similar to him? I don’t know, I think they’re struggling with that.”
Hopefully they figure that out soon, because the Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo movie is set to be released in May of 2018. And we’re pretty sure a movie about Han Solo can’t be made without Han Solo. Filming will begin shortly after Star Wars: Episode VIII (which is currently in production) wraps. Some young actor is about to land the role of a lifetime! But who??