It's finally confirmed — Alden Ehrenreich is indeed the new Han Solo, and will star in Phil Lord and Chris Miller's solo Solo film. Apparently, Ehrenreich was literally the first person to audition for the role out of more than 3000 actors. He also screentested in the Millennium Falcon and with Chewbacca, too. AP Photo/Matt Sayles.
Filming begins in either late January or early February 2017.
— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) July 17, 2016
That's A New Hope-era Han-length hair, I do believe. And here's Ehrenreich in a silly cowboy hat: