If you were waiting for even more big announcements coming from Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016, you got it today, as Alden Ehrenreich has been confirmed as the young Han Solo for the upcoming stand alone flick.

Around 3,000 people auditioned for the role, and Phil Lord and Chris Miller searched acting schools throughout America and the UK.   Interestingly, Alden Ehrenreich was the first person to audition for the role. If Alden looks familiar, he played Hobie Doyle in Hail, Caesar!

The Han Solo movie is scheduled to begin filming in late January or early February 2017.

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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