Well, this was a surprise. TMZ leaked some on set photos of some interesting scenes being shot from the set of Han Solo, including a first look at Alden Ehrenreich as the smuggler himself.
Below are some photos from the leak that I found particularly interesting:
Notice the same goggle-looking thing they have around their necks. It’s the same thing! Perhaps these guys are part of the same gang, or some other group. Could be good. Could be bad. Only time will tell!
Behold Han Solo’s new ride! Looks a little Batmobile-ish, a little K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider, and a little bit of Mad Max’s car. Han Solo himself can be seen in the driver’s seat in the middle picture. Below is a better look at Ehrenreich rocking a very Hasselhoff look. Complete with a white jacket. I’m not sure I’m behind his look. That’s an awful lot of hair and not very Harrison Ford. I really hate complaining, but my fears are slowly being realized. I need to really consider the possibility that this will be a complete recasting of Han Solo. Ehrenreich does not look a whole lot like Harrison Ford here, except maybe the hair. However this is a low quality paparazzi shot, so hopefully there’s more to it than this.
I’m sure it’ll be a great movie. I really do. It’s just weird knowing there will be two likenesses of Han Solo. That of Harrison Ford, and that of Alden Ehrenreich. Now there will be a preference. Which version to kids like — the Ehrenreich version, or the Harrison Ford version. I wish there was just one, but now there’s two. This opens the door to recasting for any original character.
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