Saturday, 25 February 2017

Woody Harrelson set to play Han Solo's mentor

News arrives via Variety that Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games) is set to take on the role of Han Solo's mentor in Phil Lord and Chris Miller's (The Lego movie) upcoming anthology movie. In the expanded universe, Solo as a young orphan was taken in by the cruel Garris Shrike, who uses children to steal for him. Of course, the expanded universe is no longer considered canon, so it remains to be seen quite how much this translates to a character in the movie.

Variety reports that the actor's lackadaisical Texan drawls will soon be heard in a galaxy far, far away. Harrelson is one of the last major characters to be cast in the still untitled project, which has Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) in the role originally made famous by Harrison Ford, alongside Donald Glover (Community) as Lando Calrissian and Emilia Clarke (Game Of Thrones) in an unnamed role.

Shooting is currently underway with the film due to be released in May 2018 – although, if rumours are to be believed, odds are it will be pushed back to December of that year. We all know how Han felt about odds, though.

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