According to the AV Club and THR, Alden Ehrenreich will play young Han Solo in the spinoff movie. Ehrenreich beat out 2,500 other hopefuls for the role.

Not much is known about the young actor other than a tv few roles and his appearance in Hail, Ceasar!

The Han Solo spinoff movie is scheduled for 2018 release date.

And I beat i09 to this little bit of news. Ha!