News - March 16, 2016

Disney's search for new Han Solo narrows down to three actors
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Disney's search for new Han Solo narrows down to three actors

Disney's search to find a young Han Solo is down to three candidates, according to new reports. 

The Hollywood Reporter states that after exhaustive auditions that have included over 2,500 actos trying out for the role, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller as well as casting director Jeanne McCarthy now have a final three to choose from. 

The three now left in the running, according to the report, are Kingsman: The Secret Service star Taron Egerton, Hail, Caesar's Alden Ehrenreich and Jack Reynor, who made his name in Transformers: Age Of Extinction. 

Among the other actors who have screen tested for the role were Harry Potter star Tom Felton, Godzilla's Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Mr Robot's Rami Malek, The Fault In Our Stars' Ansel Elgort, Now You See Me's Dave Franco, Whiplash's Miles Teller and even Chandler Riggs, the 16-year-old star of The Walking Dead. 

The spin-off won't shoot until January of 2017, with a release date of May 2018 currently pencilled in. 

Earlier this month full details of the bonus content for Star Wars: The Force Awakens were unveiled. 

The movie will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on April 18 and the Blu-ray will be accompanied by a string of bonus features. 

As well as the six deleted scenes it had previously been revealed would be arriving with the Blu-Ray, the package will also include a documentary on the making of the movie titled "Secrets Of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey" as well as a recording of the movie's table read.

It will also include a string of 'making of' features including a focus on the making of BB-8 and the movie's new creatures, a look at the recording of John Williams' score and a feature on the changes made to reboot the Star Wars franchise. 

hmv will also be selling Blu-Ray editions of the movie featuring Light-Side and Dark-Side covers. Both are available to pre-order here. 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens grossed over two billion dollars at the box office and is available to pre-order on DVD and Blu-Ray on the right-hand side of the page. 

You can read our full review of the movie here. 

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