Stranger Things Finn Wolfhard Wants To Play Young Ben Solo
Just a quick look at Finn Wolfhard reveals more than a resemblance to Adam Driver, the actor who portrayed Kylo Ren/Ben Solo in the Sequel Trilogy of Star Wars. And that similarity is not lost on the young Stranger Things and It actor.
The Skywalker Saga may have officially concluded, but Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard recently confirmed that he’d love to play a young Ben Solo in a Star Wars project. Fans might have had to say goodbye to Kylo Ren and Ben Solo in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but with Wolfhard being almost 20 years younger than Adam Driver, there are a number of possibilities that could be explored featuring a younger version of the character. The end of the Skywalker Saga seemingly meant the end of characters in the Skywalker lineage, but it’s possible he could appear briefly in a spinoff film and not be a story’s central figure.
“It is not just you, I would love to do that,” Wolfhard replied to a fan on Twitter who thought the actor would make an excellent Ben Solo in a GQ video. “But the series just ended. But, ya know, I’m a free agent, Marvel. And, Disney, I’m around. Marvel doesn’t handle any … well, it’s owned by Disney. Anyways, whatever, hire me.”
Kids, I love this idea. How about a Disney+ miniseries starring Wolfhard as the son of Leia and Han!?
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy teased last month that these characters could make some sort of return.
“I have to say it’s a mixture of emotions, I have to say because we’ve had such an incredible time,” Kennedy shared at The Rise of Skywalker’s premiere. “It’s just flown by these five years and doing these three movies and to realize that we’re completing the saga and we’re not finishing the Skywalkers necessarily, they could always in one way or another reappear but for right now it is bringing it to a close.”
Wolfhard isn’t the only Stranger Things regular to channel a Star Wars character:
And this isn’t the first time I’ve posted about the cast’s love for Star Wars:
Maybe, just maybe, there’s a way for several members of the crew to team up in a galaxy far, far away.