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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

What kind of performance should Alden Ehrenreich give for the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story film? Ask any fan, and you’re likely to get a different answer. For example, I think he should focus on giving a good and believable performance — one that captures the spirit of the character — instead of focusing on impersonating Harrison Ford. Our own David Kozlowski, however, thinks that the only way he’d buy it is if the performance is a spot-on impression.

But what approach would they be going with this? Some reports have stated that Lucasfilm wanted an impersonation, but that Ehrenreich was unable to make it happen, so they needed to hire an acting coach. But is that actually the case? In a new interview with Empire, Solo director Ron Howard, cleared the air, saying:

“It was always clear from the beginning, before I was involved, that it was not going to be an impression of Harrison. No one wanted that. Part of Han Solo’s character is sort of a vibe and a feel and a body language.”

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I have to say, I’m very happy to hear that. At this point, based on the footage we’ve seen, it’s very clear that they ended up going in a direction that wasn’t an impression, but this at least clarifies that they had never hoped to do so. This gives me extra confidence that we’ll be getting a solid performance from Ehrenreich.

While that does me plenty of good, I’m sure there are plenty of other fans out there who don’t feel the same way. This may come as a slap in the face, and another reason why they shouldn’t see the film. What side of the argument do you fall on? Let us know your thoughts down below!

Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25, 2018!

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SOURCE: Empire (via Screen Rant)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.