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Alden Ehrenreich could play Han Solo in other Star Wars movies

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The Solo: A Star Wars Story actor is signed for more films

Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. Jonathan Olley /Lucasfilm Ltd.

Alden Ehrenreich told Esquire today that his contract allows for him to appear in more Star Wars films than just one.

Ehrenreich is Han Solo, a character originally portrayed by Harrison Ford, in Solo: A Star Wars Story, due to hit theaters on May 25. Esquire released a telling excerpt from an upcoming interview with the actor:

I ask Ehrenreich how many [Han Solo films] he’s signed up for. “Three,” he says, then flinches, understanding he may have just created a disturbance in the Force. “I don’t know if that’s officially, uh, public. But—yeah.”

Solo: A Star Wars Story has had a rocky development, ever since director team Phil Lord and Christopher Miller left the project at a late stage in filming. The two were swiftly replaced by Ron Howard, but a pall of skepticism has followed the movie since. Ehrenreich’s admission about his contract shows, at least, that LucasFilm is wisely reserving the option to make more movies with the actor in the role of Han Solo — should this first outing turn out to be a hit with audiences.