Lucasfilm apparently worried about Han Solo’s Alden Ehrenreich

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Trouble has been brewing on the set of Lucasfilm’s upcoming untitled Han Solo film. Directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord, who helmed 21 Jump Street and The LEGO Movie, departed from the project. Alleged reports have said that the two were fired due to their different style of filmmaking which did not please Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm. Therefore, notable director Ron Howard has stepped in to finish the rest of the project.

But that’s not all. Now there are new reports that Lucasfilm wasn’t pleased with Alden Ehrenreich’s performance, the actor who’s playing young Han Solo. Gasp!

THR has a detailed report of the Han Solo set drama, and it has revealed an editor being fired and an acting coach being hired for Ehrenreich late in the game. That does not sound good at all.

“Lucasfilm replaced editor Chris Dickens (Macbeth) with Oscar-winner Pietro Scalia…”

Furthermore, it continues on with this: “…not entirely satisfied with the performance that the directors were eliciting from Rules Don’t Apply star Alden Ehrenreich, Lucasfilm decided to bring in an acting coach. (Hiring a coach is not unusual; hiring one that late in production is.)”

There are many fans who had concerns about Ehrenreich’s acting. Here’s a clip featuring his acting chops below. To be fair, he’s playing an actor who is struggling with a scene with Ralph Fiennes.

And hiring a coach, later on, seems to confirm their worries.

Not to mention, one actor that many fans have been campaigning for is Anthony Ingruber.

Check out Ingruber’s Harrison Ford impression:

Ingruber even played a young version of Ford’s character in Blake Lively’s The Age of Adaline. However, would he have been able to capture the spirit of Han Solo, or merely just be an impersonator? Either way, the casting is already done with Ehrenreich as young Han Solo.

Turning Things Around

With trouble surrounding the set, will Lucasfilm be able to deliver a solid film once it’s released on May 25, 2018? Here’s hoping that Ron Howard will be able to turn it around.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story had some trouble behind the scenes. But the film grossed over $1 billion worldwide at the box office and was a hit with critics with a fresh rating of 85% on Rotten Tomatoes. Director Gareth Edwards was flexible with help, so maybe Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm can work their magic.

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