Solo Star Alden Ehrenreich Joins Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer
Published 2 years ago
Alden Ehrenreich may have taken a backseat from the spotlight after Solo: A Star Wars Story, but he’s now set to work with one of the most prolific directors in the industry.
As per The Hollywood Reporter, Ehrenreich has been cast in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film Oppenheimer, which tells the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the Atom Bomb. It hasn’t been revealed who Ehrenreich will play, but his casting has been announced alongside David Krumholtz, who is also in an undisclosed role.
For now, Oppenheimer has cast a lot of big-name actors like Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Florence Pugh, Emily Blunt, and Rami Malek. Longtime Nolan collaborator Cillian Murphy is also playing the lead role of Oppenheimer.
Going back to Ehrenreich though, he has somehow found himself cast in another star-studded feature from a critically acclaimed director—the first of which was Hail, Caesar! from the Coen Brothers. Though he was panned by some Star Wars fans for not being Harrison Ford, Nolan’s casting of Ehrenreich is a testament to his acting ability, and I’m hoping to see more of him in the future.
I know it’s a long shot, but it would be great if Lucasfilm gave him another shot as Han Solo. He just really made the role his own, and it’s such a shame that Disney just had to make Solo compete with Avengers: Infinity War, resulting in Solo underperforming in the box office.
In short, #MakeSolo2Happen.
Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer comes out July 21, 2023.