Han Solo casting ideas for the announced 'Star Wars' spin-off
Known For: Good-hearted aspiring writer Dan Humphrey on "Gossip Girl"
In His Favor: Like Harrison Ford, Badgley falls in the more "accessible" vein of Hollywood sex symbols, and he's got significant name appeal.
Against Him: Unfortunately, Badgley's "name appeal" may not be enough at this point, as his star has been somewhat on the decline since "Gossip Girl"'s water-cooler peak in Season 2. As an actor, I'm not sure he's capable of adequately evoking the hard-nosed, lovably sarcastic edge that made Ford so perfect for the character in the original trilogy.
- Chris Eggertsen