Alden Ehrenreich Lands The Leading Role For A Han Solo Film

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The ever-expanding Star Wars universe continues its reign as a powerful franchise with multiple sequels and spin-off films in the works – and they have found a perfect actor to portray a young Han Solo!

26 year old actor Alden Ehrenreich was on the list of possible casting choices for the mysterious Han Solo prequel film in addition to Taron Egerton and Jack Reynor, however Deadline is now reporting that the talented and rising star earned a role that will be remembered for decades to come. Ehrenreich was the standout actor of the film Beautiful Creatures, going on to impress in the Cohen brothers film Hail, Caesar! with an upcoming role in the untitled Warren Beatty project about Howard Hughes. The site adds that Ehrenreich has continued to astonish after multiple screen tests, coming up against a variety of well known actors for the film that is set to be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The star seemed like an instant fit for an iconic character –  and who wouldn’t love the chance to see the younger adventures of Han and Chewie?

It is a pleasant surprise to hear the hard working young actor could bring additional Han Solo stories to the franchise, so fingers crossed Ehrenreich’s incarnation of the character begins to unfold soon enough! Are you excited about the exciting casting choice? Let us know in the comments!

The Upcoming Horror Film ‘Lights Out’ Debuts A Chilling Trailer

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July can’t come soon enough!

The upcoming film Lights Out revealed the first official trailer for the James Wan produced horror flick, proving that a fear of the dark is a valid threat from the unknown. The film is written and directed by David F. Sandberg, who additionally created the two minute short that inspired a larger scale cinematic adaptation. In the trailer for Lights Out, we see the slender and supernatural looking silhouette of a woman stalking fearful family – appearing in the shadowed corners of rooms. The film looks like it will be very similar to the short, expanding on a backstory for the ominous figure and what she hopes to gain from the terrified (potential) victims. Thankfully, Sandberg announced on social media that the first teaser doesn’t spoil much with the hopes of startling moviegoers firsthand.

Lights Out looks as if it will utilize consistent jump scares and anxiety from the darkness that could make the film a much needed refresher for the horror genre. The Sandberg film will star Teresa Palmer, Lotta Losten, Gabriel Bateman, and Alexander DiPersia as the main cast and will arrive to theatres worldwide on July 22. Watch the trailer for Lights Out below and prepare yourselves for the certain horrors that will make you want to keep your lights on all night long.

The Russo Brothers Express Interest In A ‘Young Avengers’ Film

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The cast and crew of the upcoming film Captain America: Civil War participated in a recent Q&A with Buzzfeed and answered a question we should all be wondering – where’s our Young Avengers movie?

One fan asked the Russo brothers (who are also directing the next two Avengers films) if they would be interested in adapting the popular young-superhero team the Young Avengers and noted that the character Miss America would have some spectacular battles. Joe Russo responded by saying, “Damn. That’s actually a really good idea… And you’re right [America Chavez] would kick ass!” If enough fans share their desire for a film adaptation, Marvel would be smart to capitalize on the demand for something different than their current slate.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the team, the Young Avengers are made up of Wiccan, Hulking, Kate Bishop, Noh-Varr, Miss America, Prodigy and Speed. The heroes are some of Marvel’s hidden gem characters that in my honest opinion trump the Avengers lineup – yet unfortunately, the comic book series hasn’t been around for a few years now. If we were given the opportunity to see the compelling and unique relationship between Wiccan and Hulking, the superpowered dimensional traveler Miss America or even the misguided Kid Loki, the film would have plenty of characters to spawn success. Surely there are numerous actors who would be willing to portray the fan favorite characters, and even Jack Falahee has expressed an interest in playing the role of Wiccan – so let’s make this a reality soon Marvel!