Taron Egerton, a Kingsman star, broke through in the industry when he played Eggsy in the action spy comedy, and the offers of starring in big franchises began to arrive.
In Solo: A Star Wars Story, a film that told the story of how the character met Chewbacca and Lando, got the Millennium Falcon, completed the Kessel Run, and was given his name, among other things, occupied a key role as young Han Solo.
"I felt that, I'll be honest, I got on the Falcon, I was with Chewie, I was in the costume," Egerton said of the Happy Sad Confused podcast. "I went there, I did it, I lived it.
"There was another round, but I decided not to do it. It just felt to me like I didn't feel like 'I've got to do this, this is my part.' You're following Harrison Ford, and no one ever wants to follow him.
"It's hard, isn't it?" he added. "I feel like there's an unspoken thing in Hollywood where it's almost taboo to talk about the conversations you've had that never became a reality. But I don't care about that."
Alden Ehrenreich took the lead, and the film was praised with mixed results and a bleak box office, leading to the canceled of future sequels and the repurposing of films focusing on Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi into TV series for Disney+.
Egerton's discussion about dismissing Han Solo comes shortly after the actor talked about why he also withdrawn from the cast of young Cyclops in the X-Men films, although there was a more practical reason for this.