We know that Disney and Lucasfilm are planning to do an Star Wars spin-off movie about a younger Han Solo. We also know that the movie is scheduled for release in May 2018 and that Chris Miller will helm the project.
Now we also know who will play the part of Solo himself. Alden Ehrenreich (Blue Jasmine, Hail Caesar!) is the name of the young actor who'll do the honours, as it has been rumoured for a while now. This was confirmed during the Star War Celebration festivities that were held in London recently.
We also learned that the auditioning process for the role took six months and that Ehrenreich got to audition with Chewbacca which, in his own words, was "amazing".