‘Walking Dead’ Star Chandler Riggs Auditioned For Spider-Man & Han Solo

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Before his initial exit from The Walking Dead. Chandler Riggs was looking for his next big role. Two of which are under Disney.

The actor who play’s Carl Grimes told ComicBook.com that he auditioned for Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars movie Solo: A Star Wars Story. 

“I auditioned for Spider-Man,” Riggs said. “I auditioned for Han Solo, all those big movies. I would love to do something like that. It would be awesome, especially now that I have a lot more free time, it would be really, really cool.”

The titular roles however went to Tom Holland (Spider-Man) and Alden Ehrenreich (Solo). Riggs wouldn’t have been the first actor from The Walking Dead to land a role in the MCU. Jon Bernthal, who played Shane, is now anti-hero Frank Castle in The Punisher Netflix series. Michael Rooker, who played Merle, portrayed Yondu in the Guardians Of The Galaxy movies. Dana Gurira, who plays Michonne, also played Okoye in the recently released Black Panther, which has been a huge hit among fans.

Riggs also gave his thoughts on Carls death, in which everyone apparently shared a common reaction:

“I think everyone’s reaction was just surprise because it was definitely unexpected by everyone,” Riggs said. “Yeah, it was definitely weird talking about to them. It was nice to know I wasn’t alone there.”

The Walking Dead returns for it’s second half of its eighth season this Sunday, February 25th. Fear The Walking Dead will also be debuting its forth season after The Walking Dead finishes its eighth.


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