It’s official: Woody Harrelson joins Han Solo prequel movie

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After the rumblings a week ago, Lucasfilm has officially confirmed that Woody Harrelson has joined the cast of the still untitled upcoming Han Solo movie. The film, which is the second standalone Star Wars spinoff film after Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will follow the adventures of a young Han Solo before he ever meets Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi on Tattooine and gets called scruffy-looking by a space princess.

Alden Ehrenreich will be playing the young Han Solo, and it’s been rumoured that Harrelson will be some form of mentor to the fledgling Corellian smuggler. However co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller made no mention of the veteran actor’s role in their official statement on StarWars.com:

“We couldn’t be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody. His ability to find both humor and pathos, often in the same role, is truly unique. He is also very good at ping pong.”

Oh, Lord and Miller, always such jokers.

The movie – which I hope gets an official title real soon as I’m getting tired of calling it The Untitled Han Solo Solo Film – also features Donald Glover as a young Lando Calrissian, while Emma Clarke has joined the cast in another role that’s being kept under wraps. It has previously been confirmed that Han’s best friend and smuggling partner Chewbacca will also be in the film which has led some to speculate that the film could possibly be detailing how the famous life debt between the two came to be.

The Untitled Han Solo Solo Film (urgh) will be using a script by Star Wars veteran Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon Kasdan, and it is scheduled for release at the end of next year.

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Last Updated: January 12, 2017

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

  • So far the last two Star Wars movies washed away any bad taste left over from Episode 1 and 2. Let us hope they continue to impress but they also need to polish the stories (and character development as Rogue One dropped the ball a bit(but it was sorta understandable seeing as we all knew where that movie was heading towards)) they are telling a bit more. Then again add a Darth Vader slaughter scene again and I will be hooked.

    • Lu

      That Vader scene…. When that red saber lit up I was like “Someones gonna get hurt REAL bad”. The only discredit I’d give Rogue One was the first couple of scenes were freaking all over the place. But in terms of character development I didn’t bother investing in them, as there was only one outcome – such is the curse of prequels.

      • For the Emperor!

        Lol, Russel Peters quote 😛

        • Lu

          Haha the best is one can’t think that line without the accent.

          • For the Emperor!

            True! And now I just had to go watch it again. For those who do not know it (contains some language):

            https://youtu.be/lDqDu48743U?t=5m29s

          • Lu

            Hahaha it never gets old.

  • MonsterCheddar

    Awesome stuff.

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