Alden Ehrenreich Is Your Latest Han Solo Front-runner

Ehrenreich. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/2013 Getty Images

Alden Ehrenreich, a.k.a. Rancher Heeled In, the 26-year-old scene-stealer from Hail, Caesar! might be the young Han Solo for whom you've been waiting. Deadline reports that "sources with knowledge of the casting process said that Ehrenreich is now leading the pack after an impressive performance." The update comes on the heels of an ever-shortening short list, which recently had Emory Cohen, Taron Egerton, and Jack Reynor also in contention for a turn as the Corellian smuggler. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller's Han standalone comes May 25, 2018, meaning if this decision is finalized soon enough, Disney's official select will get ample time to perfect his iconic two-word line improvising and to badger Harrison Ford for advice. Would that it were so simple.