The roster of squeaky clean smarmy 20-something white dudes just ain't that impressive these days. Need proof? Look no further than Hollywood's attempts at casting a young Han Solo in a potential Star Wars prequel.
Variety got their hands on the (possibly very secret) shortlist of actors being considered for the role of everyone's favorite space bandit. Needless to say, we ain't here for it: "Sources tell Variety that after seeing thousands of actors, execs have cut the list down to about a dozen actors with Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco, Jack Reynor, Scott Eastwood, Logan Lerman, Brooklyn star Emory Cohen and Everybody Wants Some actor Blake Jenner among the names making the cut."
Nope, nope, nope.
We all loved the new Star Wars movie for featuring black and female main characters, maybe let's not go back to the tried-and-true formula of plucky white dude saves the day? We can get creative with this casting. What about Donald Glover? Is Idris Eldba too old? Dev Patel? G-Dragon? I mean, Han Solo is fictional. He doesn't have to be white. Or, ya know, lame as hell.
New Young Solo could have a small cameo in the upcoming Star Wars sidestory Rogue One, which will tell the story of the heist of the original Death Star blueprints. More importantly, the new iteration of Han will also star in his own yet-to-be-titled prequel spinoff.
Come on, Lucasfilm. Step your game up.