It was recently announced that Donald Glover will play a young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming, yet unnamed, Han Solo film (2018). Han is to be played by Alden Ehrenreich, a mostly unknown actor.
As Pelican’s self-titled resident Star Wars Nerd™ … here’s my fancast.
Han Solo – Danny Pudi
Aside from his undeniable chemistry with Don Glover, Pudi would make a fantastic desi space cowboy. Plus, his nerdy physique would look incredible in those Corellian bloodstriped pants.
Chewbacca – Jason Segel, Peter Mayhew (voice)Segel is a Star Wars fan and 6’4, which makes him a suitable body double for Mayhew, who has played the Wookiee for seven films.
Sana Starros – Zoe KravitzWhether Han’s fake wife character appears in the film or not, Kravitz would deliver the badassery required for the role.
Boba Fett – Jemaine ClementLike the actor who played Jango Fett, Temeura Morrison, Clement (in addition to being very talented) is Maori. This is continuous with Mandalore being space New Zealand.
Admiral Thrawn – Lee PacePace’s thing seems to be playing campy villains and spending four hours in makeup every day before filming, so this would suit him perfectly.
Senator Bail Organa – Jimmy SmitsHe is also reprising this role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016).
A young sexy Jabba the Hutt – Bill Hader (voice), Stephen Fry (motion capture). Hader knows perfect Huttese, while Fry’s Hutt-like mannerisms and naturally commanding air are ideal for the role.
A young sexy Greedo – Ben SchwartzThe wooooorst Rhodian who doesn’t know how to shoot first.
A young sexy Moff Tarkin – Tom HiddlestonBritish, evil, sexy, on-point contour. Hiddleston has the charisma required for the one man who could keep a-hold Vader’s ‘leash’.
Maz Kanata – Lupita Nyong’oIdeally, Nyong’o will resume her role as a slightly younger but still very old Maz. We want the backstory on her long-distance relationship with her boyfriend, Chewy.
IG-88 – Aubrey Plaza (voice)Because Plaza is terrifying and therefore suitable for voice work as a murder-bot.
Words by Prema Arasu