Solo: A Star Wars Story co-writer, Jon Kasdan confirmed on Twitter that fan favorite for the role of a young Han Solo, actor Anthony Ingruber, actually did audition for the role. While Alden Ehrenreich eventually won the role, one has to wonder how the film would have turned out with Ingruber in the lead role. You can check out Kasdan’s post below.
Anthony Ingruber DID audition for Chris & Phil, along with hundreds of other talented actors. But special attention was given to Anthony because we HAD heard about him from fans and admired his work in Adeline. Ultimately Alden won the part & personally I love what he did with it
— Jon Kasdan (@JonKasdan) May 31, 2018
There’s no doubt that Ingruber more closely resembles a young Harrison Ford than Ehrenreich. So much that he actually played a younger version of Harrison Ford’s character in the film Age of Adaline. Along with Ingruber looking like Harrison Ford, he also has the mannerisms and facial expression of Han Solo, as you can see in the video at the top of this article.
While Ingruber plays a more traditional version of Han Solo, his performance is more like an impression, and while it’s a damn good impression, Disney chose to go a different way and show us more optimistic and less cynical Han Solo. If the Solo franchise continues (Ehrenreich is signed up for three films) perhaps we will see his version of Han Solo grow into the character we seen in A New Hope.
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Source: Jon Kasdan