May the 4th may have ended up relatively quiet on the news front, but the world of Star Wars made up for it last night, when reports first surfaced that actor Alden Ehrenreich was in final negotiations to play young Han Solo for the standalone film due in 2018. The actor has been percolating throughout Hollywood over the past few years, most recently standing out amongst a cast of acting giants in the Coen Brothers' Hail, Caesar!
Given the track record of directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street), there's every reason to believe they — and Disney — have made the right call. But let's get real: Han Solo is as iconic as they come. To pull this role off, Ehrenreich will not only need to live up to the charm and charisma that Harrison Ford displayed in the original three films, but he'll also have to ground the character for his eventual (spoiler alert!) tragic fate in The Force Awakens.
So let's put this to the test the best way we know how: by checking out pictures of the two actors to see how much they look like each other.