"Daredevil" star Charlie Cox lost out on playing a major role on the big screen. The actor recently revealed that he had auditioned for the role of young Han Solo in the upcoming standalone film based on the character, and he blew it.
Interestingly, the reason behind him losing out on the role was his dedication to playing Matt Murdock/Daredevil on the hit Netflix series.
"I had gone to an audition â€” one of those things that are super secretive and they don't tell you, but I'm pretty sure it was for the Han Solo rebootâ€” and halfway through it, the casting director stopped me and said, 'Why aren't you looking at me?' I realized I had gotten into a habit of not making eye contact, because the only thing I had done for two years is play someone who is blind. I never got invited back, probably because they couldn't figure out why I was acting like a complete idiot," the actor shared during a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter.
The role ultimately went to Alden Ehrenreich, who will be making his debut as Han Solo in the upcoming "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" before appearing in the standalone film.
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" opens in theatres on Dec. 16, 2016, followed by "Star Wars: Episode VIII" on Dec. 15, 2017, and the Han Solo Star Wars Anthology film on May 25, 2018.