Total Nerd Actors Who Could Play Han Solo  

Coy Jandreau
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List Rules Vote up the actors who you think should play young Han Solo in the Star Wars spinoff movie, set for a May 2018 release.

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

on May 9, 2016, it was announced that Alden Ehrenreich was cast in this coveted role. Learn more about him here!

When it comes to Star Wars, Harrison Ford IS Han Solo - no ifs ands or buts about it. That's just science. But mother nature has this crafty way of aging people. And since not only are the Hollywood film gods making a new Han Solo movie, they're making a Han Solo prequel... which pretty much leaves Mr. Ford out of the running. Even with all the CG in the world it's time to cast a young successor for the role of biggest scoundrel and nerf-herder in the galaxy.

So it's time for some good old fashioned Han Solo casting by you the fans. We have the unfortunate task of choosing a new Han Solo actor - but sometimes hard work must be done. We'll need someone with swagger, bravado, comedy skills, and dramatic chops to show us where the greatest smuggler in this or any galaxy got his start. We must find a new Han Solo actor.

Who should play Han Solo? For this Star Wars spinoff movie we need to find a young Han Solo, someone preferably between the ages of 18 and 30. Why skew towards the young side? Harrison Ford himself was 35 when he originally took up the mantle, and since this is a prequel film, it will take someone in that younger Hollywood age group. It's time for Han Solo casting! Vote up your favorite picks for who should don the vest below, or add any other talented actors you think would make a great young Han Solo.
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Theo James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Underworld: Awakening, The Inbetweeners Movie, Divergent

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Anthony Ingruber is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Avatar, Avalon High

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Taron Egerton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Testament of Youth

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Chris Evans is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
The Avengers, Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Kick-Ass, The Illusionist

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Colton Haynes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Transformers, San Andreas, Yearbook

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Robbie Amell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
American Pie Presents: Beta House, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, Struck by Lightning

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Garrett Hedlund is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Troy, Friday Night Lights, Tron: Legacy

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Scott Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Gran Torino, Texas Chainsaw 3D, Pride

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Ryan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Ted, Green Lantern

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Dave Franco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Superbad, 21 Jump Street, Warm Bodies

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Logan Lerman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
The Patriot, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Butterfly Effect

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Tyler Hoechlin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Road to Perdition, Hall Pass, Grizzly Rage

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Miles Teller is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Footloose, Project X, 21 and Over

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Ansel Elgort is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars, Carrie

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Grant Gustin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Grant Gustin

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Dylan O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
The Internship, High Road, The Maze Runner

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Evan Peters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
X-Men: Days of Future Past, Kick-Ass, Never Back Down

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Aaron Paul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Mission: Impossible III, National Lampoon's Van Wilder, Need for Speed

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Chris Pratt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Garret Hoffman added Guardians of the Galaxy, Moneyball, Zero Dark Thirty

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Nick Robinson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Frenemies, Jurassic World, The Kings of Summer

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Tom Felton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

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Chris Hemsworth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
The Avengers, Star Trek, Thor

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Rami Malek is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Night at the Museum

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Richard Madden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Cinderella, Chatroom, A Promise

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Hunter Parrish is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
17 Again, Freedom Writers, It's Complicated

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Shia LaBeouf is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Whitney Van Laningham added Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon

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Ed Westwick is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Children of Men, J. Edgar, S. Darko

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Luke Bracey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Monte Carlo, Westside, The Best of Me

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Ryan Gosling is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Remember the Titans, The Notebook, Drive

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Zac Efron is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Hairspray, The Lorax, High School Musical

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Chandler Riggs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Get Low, The Wronged Man

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Ben Samuel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Garret Hoffman added Ben Samuel

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Max Thieriot is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Jumper, My Soul to Take, The Pacifier

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Leo Howard is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Conan the Barbarian, Children of the Corn

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Jack Reynor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Transformers: Age of Extinction, Delivery Man, What Richard Did

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Joshua Sasse is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Frankenstein's Army, The Big I Am

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Greyston Holt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Lost Boys: The Tribe, Slap Shot 3: The Junior League, The Sisterhood

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Tye Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
The Tree of Life, Mud, Dark Places

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Thomas Sangster is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
Love Actually, The Maze Runner, Nanny McPhee

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Jamie Bell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
King Kong, Flags of Our Fathers, Jumper

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Landon Liboiron is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
The Howling: Reborn, Girl in Progress, Daydream Nation

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Tony Oller is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Actors Who Could Play Han Solo
The Purge, Beneath the Darkness, Unanswered Prayers