Alden Ehrenreich has reportedly signed on to star in three Han Solo movies.

The 26-year-old Hail Caesar! star was recently confirmed to take on the role of the young Han Solo for a Star Wars spin-off movie that would focus on the character's early life, and it is now thought that Disney have signed him up for a trilogy.

"There is a real sense of excitement around the Han Solo movie and its potential," a source told the NY Daily News. "Given that Han's early adventures do not need to be tied to the Empire, it leaves storylines open with the opportunity to really give fans something different."

They added that because the spin-off prequel will allow Disney to "explore new galaxies and crazy adventures" with a "wide array of new characters" there is potential there for more than one big screen outing.

"They feel that his character has the right potential to become a central figure in several movies. They're keeping things under wraps at the moment, but the deal is that he has signed for at least three movies," they said.

The role of Han Solo was made famous by Harrison Ford and Ehrenreich beat out stiff competition from Jack Reynor, Scott Eastwood, Miles Teller and Ansel Elgort for the coveted part.

While not much is known about the plot, it is expected that the film will be titled Han Solo: A Star Wars Story and will hit cinemas on May 25, 2018.