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Alden Ehrenreich is Young Han Solo!

Discussion in 'Solo' started by skysamfreeman, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. MagnarTheGreat

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    I wanted someone more like River Phoenix. :( I thought this was young Han Solo? This guy looks mid-30s like me... but he's short. I guess he has that going for him (in short = youth 'logic'). The hair and makeup people can work some magic I guess too.
     
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    He's like 26 or something.
     
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    Yep. But if you told me he's 34...I'd believe it.
     
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    I'm good with this choice. Considering the competition, he had to be very good in the casting to have the role. I'm not casting crew, I believe people know that they do better than me.
     
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    I'm just glad they went based off talent and not name. Some of the names they were throwing around would have been horrible or taken away from the character because the actor is too recognizable....like Teller, Efron and Franco. Yes we have seen this dude before, but never as a lead in a big movie. The casting department have done well so far with new movies, ahem Daisy and Boyega ahem!
     
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    Don't know the guy or his work but welcome aboard and best of luck!
     
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    Well, whatever.

    As time creeps by, I'm feeling a lot less interested in these stand-alone Prequels.
     
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    He doesn't look like he has that "Han Solo" smile to me...
     
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    He definitely stood out in Hail, Caesar!. I know some people really liked that movie, but it was like a flat soda to me. Devoid of pop or energy. But his casting actually increases my interest in this movie. The key is not just to emulate Harrison Ford but to make him appear that he could believable become the Han Solo we know later.
     
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    Looks really nothing like Han, but I'm optimistic. I definitely do think that they could have chosen someone better (Anthony Ingruber or Jamie Costa). But I'm happy that this movie is happening, I know a lot of people are not very happy with it.
     
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    To be fair to this actor, that tends to happen to actors and actresses when cast in huge-roles-of-a-lifetime and the end results almost always end up great.
     
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    cough*Shia Lebouf*cough....jesse eisenberg**cough cough! Sometimes fans' initial reaction is spot on too. I know people will soon make the comparison about the outcries proven very wrong with Heath Ledger as Joker, RDJ as Ironman, and Ben Affleck as Batman but in all those cases it can't compare to the fact that the character of Han Solo has been a cultural icon for almost 40 years, and Harrison Ford has been synonymous with that the character as well, so in this case, it might be unique in the fact that a character with such a long history has been recast as a younger actor, who at this point bears no resemblance to either the character or the actor. Off the top of my head the only example I can think of is Daniel Craig as a blond Bond. I am very disappointed they did not give the unknown Anthony Ingruber a chance.
     
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    Yeah I'm pretty sad they didn't give Ingruber a chance, he is unknown and this could've been it for him. I'm actually kinda surprised. For something as big as Star Wars you'd think that they'd pick someone really unknown so that the actor would be known as that character. I know Ehrenreich is fairly unknown but still, not his breakthrough role. Excited for the movie though. Only concern for me other than Ehrenreich is that I hope the movie doesn't get weird and not feel like a Star Wars movie because some of the EU just gets way to weird were it doesn't feel like it's Star Wars at all.
     
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    How about stabbing?
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    I'm surprised so many people are hating on his casting. They probably auditioned hundreds of people. So if they settled on him then he was presumably the right guy for the part. Or maybe he won't be. Time will tell I guess. At the very least I hear his acting is really good. When it comes to Anthony Ingruber, isn't he mainly an impersonator? I mean, is he really a legitimate actor that can carry a movie? He seems to have gotten by strictly based off his resemblance to Harrison Ford and looks aren't everything. Brandon Routh might look like Clark Kent but that doesn't mean he made a good Superman......
     
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    It never bothered me that another actor would play the part. What bothers me is more of how we know how he ends up in IV. I guess they could make it fun with meeting Chewie and some adventures, but that character was at a pretty low point in the beginning.
     
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    I prefer to be choked ;) .
     
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    Well Ingruber did go to school for acting I believe.
     
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    Same here! He looks short and his complexion is not similar to Harrison's. I know, I know the casting and acting and such but we have to face something big here: we are talking about Han Solo, one of the biggest pop culture icons of the latest years. It is not like the superhero movies that get rebooted and recasted every couple of years.

    Totally agree.

    Same here. At the end of the day, these stand-alone movies will be something optional, as the rest of the new EU.

    There! That lopsided grin. Don't see it.

    Same here. I was sort of expecting that: I mean, Daisy and John were relatively unknown before landing TFA. Why don't give him a chance?
     
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    It boggles my mind. This isn't Shakespeare, SW is riddled with actors that aren't amazingly talented, and in lead roles even.

    Why not get someone who has a resume showing he has played a young Harrison Ford pretty well in a previous film?
     
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