When news first broke that LucasFilm were making a film about the younger Han Solo, many fans weren’t happy. Who could possibly replace Harrison Ford in the role that made him a star, just a few short years after he reprised it? And who could live up to the legacy of the man who made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs?
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In Alden Ehrenreich, though, LucasFilm may have found their man – at least according to Ford himself, who met with the younger actor to give him some tips on the part before shooting and and has now surprised his successor with a drop-by during one of Ehrenreich’s Solo interviews for Entertainment Tonight.
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“Get out of my chair – get out of my life!” Ford deadpanned to a delighted Ehrenreich, before the pair hugged it out under eye of Solo director Ron Howard.
“I was just in the neighbourhood,” Ford explained. “I know they’re having an old-timers’ convention downstairs, and I came to check out this reverse mortgage…”
As the video concludes, both men are still unsure who should be sitting in the interview chair – and our hopes for an Old/Young Han flashback movie just doubled.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is released in UK cinemas on the 25th May