Phil Lord and Chris Miller, I'm afraid I'm going to have to insist that you cast Anthony Ingruber as a younger version of Han Solo in the next A Star Wars Story movie slated for 2018! There I've added my voice to an already cacophonous crowd of supporters. The HDRoom have an interview with the young star of Age Of Adeline where they discuss his having portrayed a young Harrison Ford, how he landed the role and his hopes for a spot in the galaxy far, far away...
If you've never heard of Anthony Ingruber then you've not been following Star Wars news very closely. Anthony is a young actor who's impersonation of Harrison Ford tore through YouTube like it was trying out for the Kessel Run! Once producers viewed the tape, Anthony was a shoe in for the role as young William Jones. Star Wars fans are desperate to see Anthony slip on the waste coat and low slung holster of one of cinemas most beloved characters, Han Solo. Below are a couple of choice snippets from Anthony's interview with The HDRoom, but I'd suggest heading here to read the rest.
Anthony was asked:
There’s a big elephant standing in the corner that’s making me uncomfortable so let’s clear him out right off the bat. Can you confirm or deny having auditioned for the part of young Han Solo in the Star Wars Han Solo Anthology film?
To which he answered:
See, he is already acting like a pro. The interview presents a young man at the start of what I'm sure will be a long and wonderfully successful career, that will of course involve roles that aren't simply his filling Harrison's shoes. Right now though it's about impressing the right casting directors, a fact the young star is all to aware of.
I think Anthony is the smart choice for Han Solo A Star Wars Story. the original movie was populated by new actors, who brought little baggage with them to the movie. Some of the more established names making up the 2500 strong pool of talent might be a little too distracting for audiences who just want to get lost in this story. I suspect Anthony will facilitate that immersion, but still be able to convince as a young Han.
And who knows, maybe there's a fedora and bullwhip with his name on after Han Solo hits theatres...
Thank you for reading,