Let's Cast Star Wars 7! Who Should Play Han Solo?

It's time to cast the greatest sci-fi smuggler of all time!

By Leslie Gornstein Nov 05, 2012 9:00 PMTags
Han Solo, James Franco, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Ryan Gosling, Tom HardyJason Merritt/Ian Gavan/Kevin Winter/Getty Images; Jordan Strauss/WireImage; LucasFilms

A brand-new installment of Star Wars is coming! Now all we have to do is, um, sit down and hold our breath until 2015, when Disney expects the film to be released. In the meantime, we may as well have some fun with some fantasy casting. How about Han Solo?

Sources close to the project tell us that the film will be based on an original story—in other words, not from any of the many books, comics or graphic novels that have supplemented the sweeping story.

So will that mean the return of the original Han—Harrison Ford? Or will we see a younger version of the brash smuggler with a heart of gold?

If that's the case, we may as well assemble our dream cast. You've already weighed in on who should play Luke Skywalker, his twin sister, Leia, and Lando Calrissian. Now you have a chance to cast Han! There's already a strong fan contingent lobbying for Nathan Fillion, a choice we would not not mind at all.

But who else might make a great Han: James Franco, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ryan Gosling, Tom Hardy or Sam Rockwell?


Who should play Han Solo?

Who should play Han Solo in Star Wars 7?
James Franco
Tom Hardy
Sam Rockwell
Ryan Gosling
Joseph Gordon Levitt