AP Photo/Matt Sayles.
AP Photo/Matt Sayles.

It’s finally confirmed—Alden Ehrenreich is indeed the new Han Solo, and will star in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s solo Solo film. Apparently, Ehrenreich was literally the first person to audition for the role out of more than 3,000 actors. He also screentested in the Millennium Falcon and with Chewbacca, too.

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Filming begins in either late January or early February 2017.

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That’s A New Hope-era Han-length hair, I do believe. And here’s Ehrenreich in a silly cowboy hat:

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Rob Bricken was the Editor of io9 from 2016-18, the creator of the poorly named but fan-favorite news site Topless Robot, and now writes nerd stuff for many places, because it's all he's good at.

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