Alden Ehrenreich heavily tipped to be most hated man at Comic Con 2018

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Updated: May 6, 2016

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jim Smeal/BEI/Shutterstock (5579739bb) Alden Ehrenreich 'Hail, Caesar!' film premiere, Los Angeles, America - 01 Feb 2016

After an exhaustive search of reportedly over 2500 actors by Lucasfilm and Disney, Hail, Caesar!’s Alden Ehrenreich is set to step into the vest of young Han Solo and the target of vitriol from Star Wars fans the world over.

Disney executives are said to be delighted with the search being over a source close to the situation says. “Initially Bob and the boys at Disney were happy to go with anyone that could spout off “I’ve got a bad feeling about this” but after an open letter to the corporation on a Star Wars fan blog was circulated amongst the top brass that they must get the casting of young Han Solo “right” the net was cast wider.

Friends close to the actor say that after a lifetime of being beloved for his good looks and quick wit, Alden is relishing the chance to be the most complained about thing in pop culture in just two years time. “With the dream team of Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, collaborating with writers Lawrence & Jake Kasdan along with the powerhouse of the Kath Kennedy led Lucasfilm there will only be one person to blame for any misstep in the much anticipated depiction of the character that Harrison Ford turned into a cinematic icon”.

Upon being pressed for a quote about any apprehension he might have about the soon to be inked deal Alden’s cryptically exclaimed “Yippee, this will be so wizard”.

When asked in a recent red carpet interview if he’s aware that Star Wars fans can turn on the actors portraying younger versions of the characters they love, Alden impromptuly replied “I know”.

Upon being pressed for a quote about any apprehension he might have about the soon to be inked deal Alden’s cryptically exclaimed “Yippee, this will be so wizard”.

“At the very worst I’ll get a Falcon load of cash and live the rest of my life in obscurity making babies with a gorgeous girl, is Rachel Bilson single? She’s like an angel.”

 

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