Illustration for article titled Rumor: Taron Egerton Is Your New Han Solo

Wait, who? Get to know the name, because 25-year-old Welsh actor Taron Egerton, formerly known as "breakout star of Kingsman: The Secret Service" is rumored to be playing young Han Solo in the second standalone Star Wars film.


(This builds on the rumor that the second standalone Star Wars film, slated for 2018, is actually going to be about the young Han Solo, period, but we digress.)

The story comes courtesy of Slashfilm, which admits its British-tabloid sources aren't exactly known for being reliable ... but Star Wars speculation is practically a sport at this point, so why not chew it over? And while we're at it, this is also the perfect time to wonder why, exactly, scifi heroes even need origin stories in the first place.


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