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Here’s the new Han Solo

He’s got big shoes to fill!

The actor who will be playing a young Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars spin-off has been selected.

Thousands were selected but it was 26-year-old Alden Ehrenreich who landed the coveted role.

The movie will focus on Han before he joined the Rebel Alliance, and it’s expected to make its way to the screens in 2018.

The relatively unknown actor has appeared in Hail, Caesar!, Blue Jasmine and Beautiful Creatures, and beat out Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort and Taron Egerton (Kingsman and Eddie The Eagle).

The spin-off is being produced and scripted by the co-writer of The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens with his son Jon Kasdan, according to Deadline.

Filming will begin in January, with a cameo of the new Solo to appear in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (which timeline-wise will be between Episode III and Episode IV.

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