Kylo Ren knows exactly how to get under General Hux's skin. https://t.co/mU15ItOJxK
Franco’s name appeared on a shortlist of actors earlier this year who were said to be in consideration for the role.
The role of the young Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars anthology film has got to be one of the most coveted parts in Hollywood for any young actor. But one name who’s gotten closer than most to the role, is 21 Jump Street star Dave Franco. Speaking to MTV, Franco revealed he’d auditioned for the part, but that doesn't mean the role is any closer to being cast.
Dave Franco has revealed all about his Han Solo audition.
Franco described the process as feeling like ‘most other auditions’, initially but ‘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,'” he said.
Continue reading: Dave Franco Describes Auditioning To Play Young Han Solo
Last month, Ehrenreich had been rumoured to be one of three favourites, alongside Jack Reynor and Taron Egerton.
The 26 year old American actor, who recently appeared in the Coen brothers’ comedy Hail, Caesar!, was named last month as one of three main contenders to portray the character popularised by Harrison Ford since the original Star Wars movies, alongside Taron Egerton and Jack Reynor.
Alden Ehrenreich is rumoured to be the outright favourite to play the young Han Solo in new 'Star Wars' spin-off
Continue reading: Alden Ehrenreich Now Outright Favourite To Play Young Han Solo
We all know the story of Luke Skywalker and the legendary Jedi and rebels who fought to keep the universe safe but what about the other Rebel Alliance fighters who were doing their all to protect their freedom? Jyn Erso has never been one to stick to the rules; she's been alone since her teens and doesn't require the protection of others to make her own way. A member of the rebellion who likes to rebel from all authority on both sides of the war.
She has unlimited gumption and a fierce attitude which attracts her to the leaders of her rebel unit. Jyn is ordered to locate and bring back important data on a new deadly weapon that the Galactic Empire is building and beginning to test. The Dark Star is the Empire's new planet destroyer and its secrets are closely guarded by Darth Vader and his legions of fighters all willing to lose their lives in a bid to keep the Empire the ruling force.
Jyn and her small team of fighters set out on a mission that they know they're likely not to return from. The rewards outweigh the risks and Jyn must retrieve the plans before it's too late.
The British comedy star may just be one of the most unlikely ‘Star Wars’ castings ever.
Ade Edmondson, star of classic TV comedies ‘Bottom’ and ‘The Young Ones’ has reportedly been cast in the next Star Wars movie, Episode VIII. The unlikely casting is said to have come after Ade made a good impression on both director Rian Johnson and executive producer Jj Abrams.
Ade Edmondson has reportedly landed a role in Star Wars Episode VIII.
A source told The Sun: “Ade is one of the most-loved comedy stars in the UK but even he would admit Star Wars is a surprise move for him. While JJ Abrams isn’t directing, he is still heavily involved and he is really keen on British talent.”
Continue reading: Ade Edmondson Reportedly Lands Role In 'Star Wars Episode VIII'
Driver, who played Kylo Ren in 'The Force Awakens' to great acclaim, was asked about the new director Rian Johnson and the script.
Adam Driver, the actor behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens' baddie Kylo Ren, has described the script for upcoming eighth movies as "really great" and has called the new director Rian Johnson as "intelligent".
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly at a screening of his new movie Midnight Special on Monday night (March 28th), Driver joked: “They’re still at war. It’s still Star Wars, they’re not at peace.”
Set for release on December 15th 2017, Star Wars Episode VIII is currently filming but hasn’t yet got an official title. Much talk has been about who is to replace Han Solo, but there are changes behind the camera as well as in front of it, with Johnson taking over the direction from J.J. Abrams.
Continue reading: 'Star Wars' Actor Adam Driver Says New Script Is "Really Great"
Adam Driver was teased about the size of his ears during his time as a U.S. Marine.
Before going into acting the Star Wars: the Force Awakens actor joined the Marines in 2001 and served his country for two years and eight months before being medically discharged.
Adam's time in the special forces saw him treated very differently to the way he is now as one of Hollywood's up and coming stars.
Speaking to U.S. late night host Stephen Colbert, the actor revealed that he and a fellow Marine were given cruel nicknames relating to the size of their ears.
Continue reading: Adam Driver Reveals Marines' Teasing
'Mad Max: Fury Road' and 'Spectre' were also big winners.
Just when you thought film awards season was over, the 2016 Jameson Empire Awards rolled in last night (March 20th 2016) to heap some much deserved praise on the epic of the year 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'; a film which didn't manage to land an Oscar and wasn't even recognised at the Golden Globes in spite of its enormous appeal.
Daisy Ridley wins for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
The film won Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy, beating 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2', 'Jurassic World', 'Mad Max: Fury Road' and 'The Martian'. However, it was beaten to Best Film (presented by Sky Movies) over all by Leonardo DiCaprio's 'The Revenant'. It also lost out on Best Costume Design to 'Mad Max: Fury Road', which was another major winner at the awards show when it also landed Best Soundtrack.
Continue reading: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Steals The Show At 2016 Empire Awards
'Eddie The Eagle' actor 'flattered' by new rumours.
He's in the headlines at the moment for portraying legendary UK ski-jumper Eddie the Eagle in the film of the same name, but it seems young Taron Egerton could be reaching new heights with his next acting role as reports fly that he is being considered for the role of Han Solo in a new 'Star Wars' prequel.
Taron Egerton would like to play Han Solo
And why not? He's got the charm and more than enough boldness to play the 'Star Wars' hero, who was originally (and recently in 'The Force Awakens') played by Harrison Ford. It seems the idea of such a major part has put a smile on Egerton's face.
Continue reading: Taron Egerton Responds To Han Solo Rumours
The shortlist for the next Han Solo has reportedly narrowed, after a search involving more than 2,500 actors.
We could soon find out who will be playing the young Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars spin-off movie scheduled for release in 2018. After a search that is said to have included more 2,500 actors, The Hollywood Reporter writes that the list is now down to just three names: Alden Ehrenreich, Jack Reynor and Taron Egerton.
Other names who have been mentioned in connection with the role include, Whiplash and Divergent star Miles Teller, The Fault in Our Stars’ Ansel Elgort, who also appears in the Divergent movies and Emory Cohen, who starred in Brooklyn.
But let’s take a closer look at the rumoured top three contenders...
The actor helped a five-year-old boy deliver toys to other children at The Royal Hospital in London.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor John Boyega really is a real-life hero. The 23-year-old British actor spent Friday (March 11th) making five-year-old super-fan Daniel Bell’s dreams come true, when he joined him in full costume to help give out toys to sick children.
Andrew Porters , Caroline Ritter - Two "Star Wars" Fans Get Married In The Forecourt Of The TCL Chinese Theatre at TCL Chinese Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 18th December 2015
Lupita Nyong’o - The European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' held at the Odeon and Vue, Leicester Square - Arrivals at Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015
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