It’s official: Woody Harrelson has been cast in the untitled Han Solo stand-alone film. Last week rumors broke that he was playing Han Solo’s mentor.
“We couldn’t be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody,” said the film’s directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. “His ability to find both humor and pathos, often in the same role, is truly unique. He is also very good at ping pong.”
It’ll be interesting to see if Harrelson does indeed play Han’s mentor and how that’ll play out.
The press release on Starwars.com gives us two of the producers of the film outside Kathleen Kennedy and an unspecified release date:
The as-yet-untitled movie, which is being produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel, is scheduled for release in 2018.
You can hear us debate the merits of Harrelson on the newest episode of “Now, This is Podcasting!“