Harry Styles was considered for the role of Han Solo in the Star Wars spin-off film, and Disney is reportedly still interested in signing up the One Direction singer for a future Star Wars film.
According to The Sun, a Disney insider has information that Styles was high on the list of names to play a young Han Solo:
“Harry was one of the early names in contention when the studio looked at Han Solo. Even though he had virtually no acting experience, they saw he had huge star potential and would give the solo project enormous publicity. On initial inquiries Harry had his music career laid out and it would have been almost impossible to lock him down for the job.” said the source.
“Harry was in contention when the studio looked at Han Solo, they saw he had huge star potential”
The part of course went to Hail, Caesar!‘s Alden Ehrenreich, with the film set for release in May 2018.
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The Sun’s source also reports that Disney are “considering” Styles for future Star Wars projects, including the potential Obi Wan spinoff:
“There has been talk at Disney about having him come in again for other projects they are considering. The Obi Wan stand-alone movie may not star Harry in the lead role but could see him play a smaller part. Everyone had nothing but praise for him in Dunkirk, and he and manager Jeff Azoff are carefully picking out what movie role he should take next.”
Harry makes his acting debut in Christopher Nolan’s World War 2 action thriller Dunkirk:
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See Styles in the trailer below, Dunkirk hits theaters on 21 July.