Newswire: Disney has auditioned more than 2,500 actors for its young Han Solo movie

It turns out that, for Disney, buying Lucasfilm for $4 billion and creating a new chapter in the Star Wars saga was the easy part. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney is now getting down to the arduous task of casting a young Han Solo for its planned second Star Wars spin-off. THR’s sources claim that more 2,500 actors between the ages of 18 to 32 are lining up for the financially lucrative, but still probably thankless, job of trying to fill Harrison Ford’s space boots. “This has been the easiest movie to audition for,” says an agent with a client who has auditioned. “They are seeing everyone.”

Despite casting efforts being kept under wraps using the code name “Red Cup,” a veritable hive of actorly scum and villainy have been unearthed for the part. Established industry nerf-herders who have read for the role include Dave …

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