No sooner did Lucasfilm officially announce his addition to the Han Solo “Star Wars” anthology film than Woody Harrelson dropped the first clue about his role. However, he cautioned, he can’t reveal too much.
“I’m a mentor to Han, but I’m also … a bit of a criminal,” Harrelson said today during a Facebook Live Q&A with Mashable. “I don’t think I should say much more than that because the Force is not allowing me.”
Known for his roles on the television series “Cheers” and “True Detective,” and in the films “The Hunger Games” and “Zombieland,” Harrelson was indeed rumored earlier this month to be eyed for the role of Han Solo’s mentor. That the character is “a bit of a criminal” is new, but not exactly unexpected. After all, Han does become a smuggler and a scoundrel.
Harrelson joins Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Emilia Clarke in an undisclosed role. Chewbacca is of course expected to play a part in the film, which is set prior to the events of 1977’s “Star Wars.”
Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the untitled Han Solo “Star Wars” anthology film is targeted for release in 2018.
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