11 People Sad About Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo Casting

Most people seem to be glad that the “Hail, Caesar!” star will play a young Han Solo — but there are always detractors

Last Updated: May 6, 2016 @ 10:12 AM

It’s never easy to please fans of the “Star Wars” universe, especially when it comes to casting Han Solo with someone other than Harrison Ford.

As soon as news broke that Alden Ehrenreich would star as the younger Han Solo in the character’s standalone film, most people took to social media to applaud the move. But others expressed their outrage at not only Ehrenreich’s casting but the fact that there is even a Han Solo spin-off to begin with.

“This dude who looks nothing like Han Solo bout to play Han Solo in a Han Solo origin movie,” tweeted one fan.

“Maybe get someone who actually looks like Han Solo,” tweeted another.

Ehrenreich inherits the star-making role from Ford, who first played the space hero in George Lucas‘ original “Star Wars.”

Plot details are being kept under wraps, though it won’t quite be a typical origin story. Instead, the film is expected to follow Solo before he links up with the Rebel Alliance. Chewbacca will play a key role, and it’s entirely possible that young Han could cross paths with the bounty hunter known as Boba Fett.

Disney declined to comment. The studio will release the Han Solo movie on May 25, 2018.

See some negative Twitter reactions below.