Woody Harrelson has now officially joined the cast of Han Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Just over a week ago, we learned that Harrelson was in talks to play a mentor-figure to the young Han Solo - and we can now confirm that he is indeed part of the cast, though we don’t know yet what his role will be.
Harrelson is well known for his roles in film franchises, spanning from The Hunger Games to Now You See Me, as well as his role in HBO’s True Detective.
Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller said: “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.”
Harrelson will be joining Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), and Emilia Clarke for the new film, which will be a standalone film following the young band of space rogues before the events of A New Hope (as Rogue One was).
The film’s production is underway, and we will be seeing it on our screens in 2018.