Recasting an iconic character is at all times a sophisticated course of for an enormous franchise, however Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s Alden Ehrenreich was fortunate within the sense that he had Harrison Ford to information his tackle the Corellian smuggler. The truth is, one of many crucial issues that Ford did for his successor was stroll him by way of his personal expertise as Han to convey the evolution of the character. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy opened up in a latest interview and defined:
What [Ford] did so superbly for Alden was he talked quite a bit about what he remembered when he first learn Star Wars, and what George had completed with Han. Who the character was and the conversations he had for thus a few years with George about how that character developed. He gave Alden that type of perception which was invaluable. There have been a number of occasions in the midst of making the film the place Alden would truly recount among the issues that Harrison had identified. I feel that was actually, actually useful to him.
Though Solo: A Star Wars Story goes to discover a brand new avenue of the Han Solo timeline (and hopefully not meet up with the events of A New Hope in the way in which that Rogue One did), it was nonetheless vital for the actor to get a way of Han as a personality. In that regard, Alden Ehrenreich was fortunate sufficient to get to fulfill Harrison Ford, and the earlier Han Solo actor gave him perception into the earliest days of the character. This hopefully went a great distance in direction of informing who Han turns into within the years between the start of the Star Wars franchise and his eventual death throughout the occasions of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
One space during which that manifested itself whereas capturing was in Alden Ehrenreich’s knack for channeling Han’s capacity to faux his approach by way of conditions during which he finds himself out of his depth. Ron Howard addressed this in his interview with EW and defined:
Han has survived and confirmed that he can survive, however he is by no means positive he is as fairly as sensible as he must be. Change that. He is not likely ‘sensible.’ That is not the phrase he used. Han’s not as on high of it as he must be. So he needs to provide the looks of [control], however in actual fact, he is typically scrambling. I feel Harrison performed that superbly, and Alden and I talked about each of these concepts quite a bit.
That is one thing that the first trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story has already proven us. Alden Ehrenreich’s Han is crafty and succesful when a state of affairs requires it, however a number of scenes additionally present him simply barely scraping by on pure luck. Good examples of this are the opening chase during which he outruns authorities in a speeder, in addition to the tip of the trailer when he tries to settle down his companions within the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon. Fortunately, Harrison Ford was there to assist the brand new Han determine the suitable option to navigate the position.