Harry Styles nearly played this major Star Wars character

He's gone solo, but not Han Solo

Harry Styles Sign of the Times cover

by Carl Smith |
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We don't know about you, but we can't bloody wait for Harry Styles' proper movie debut (we're not counting One Direction's This Is Us despite it being an absolute classic) in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk this summer. Obviously we've already heard rave reviews of Harry's acting skills from the director and his co-stars alive, but did you know he was also almost a majory character in Disney's new Star Wars spin-off?

Very Gary Barlow, babes.

So basically Harreh was reportedly 'high up on film execs’ lists' to take over the role of Han Solo; being considered to step into Harrison Ford's arguably-quie-established shoes during the studio's early discussions before going for Alden Ehrenreich.

Chatting to The Sun, a source said: "Harry was one of the early names in contention when the studio looked at Han Solo.

"On initial inquiries Harry had his music career laid out and it would have been almost impossible to lock him down for the job.

"However there has been talk at Disney about having him come in again for other projects they are considering."

Please be Simba in The Lion King remake, please be Simba in The Lion King remake...

Harry Styles solo single
©Twitter/Harry Styles

This comes as everyone's stressing that Harry's debut solo single Sign of the Times might miss out on the number 1 spot this week due to a Spotify search function glitch. A source told The Sun: "This is a nightmare start for Harry’s solo career and his record label won’t be happy,’ a source told the paper.

"The Spotify malfunction meant many of his fans simply couldn’t find his song to listen to online when they searched for it.

"The potential ramifications are big and it’s likely he has missed out on hundreds of thousands of streams as a result. That could really affect his chart position come Friday."

Uh oh.


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