By: Dominic Jones
Take this rumor with a BIG grain of salt. One rumor that has been floating around for a while is that there will be a young Han Solo Stand Alone film. This has led many people to wonder who would play a young Han Solo. Well Hollywood Life thinks they may have found the answer, and it may shock you. They're reporting that Robert Pattinson is in consideration for the role of young Han Solo. According to Hollywood Life,
“Everyone has been talking about the possibility that Rob will be the new Indiana Jones, but that is not going to happen,” a source reveals EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.com. “What has been talked about is a standalone Han Solo film, younger Han Solo before everything that happened in Star Wars and the person who is on the high list to get the part is Robert Pattinson.”
Now before you get too upset that the guy from Twilight would be taking over Harrison Ford's iconic role, recall Pattinson has been fairly successful in many other roles and he is a Star Wars fan! He would be a bold choice for the role, but I can't say I'm against. If they cast him, I hope it's because he's right for the role and not because he's Robert Pattinson. However, I can't say I believe this rumor. I have a feeling that Disney wouldn't want to cast someone who's been connected Twilight in Star Wars (there's already enough "Disney will ruin Star Wars" BS going on out there).
As always this is just a rumor until confirmed or denied by Lucasfilm or Disney.
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