Watch Bill Hader, Melissa McCarthy, More Audition for Young Han Solo

     July 24, 2016

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One of the most highly coveted acting jobs in recent memory was, of course, the lead in the upcoming Young Han Solo movie. Replacing Harrison Ford is no easy task, and Phil Lord and Chris Miller saw 3,000 people before finally settling on Alden Ehrenreich to lead the upcoming Star Wars anthology film. However, as Conan would have us believe, there were some mighty curious other actors in the mix for the role as well.

As part of Conan’s coverage from San Diego Comic-Con, last night’s show saw the debut of a bit in which Conan O’Brien enlisted various actors to “audition” for the role of Young Han Solo. It ranges from folks like Bill Hader and Will Arnett to Melissa McCarthy, Kumail Nanjiani, 50 CentThomas Middleditch, Adam Sandler, and even Jodie Foster.

While not as good as Saturday Night Live’s regular “auditions” pieces, it’s a pretty funny bit and is worth watching if only to see Hader’s spot-on impressions of Young Jabba the Hut and Young Chewbacca. Check it out below.


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