Han Solo spinoff actor Woody Harrelson finally spoke up about his role alongside Alden Ehrenreich in the Star Wars franchise. The actor has long been rumored for a spot in the movie.
In the previous report of GoshTV, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will be sitting in the director’s chairs. Both of them also confirmed that Harrelson will be in the Han Solo spinoff.
From their interview, the filmmakers expressed their excitement with Harrelson’s addition to the cast. Lord and Miller also noted the actor’s professionalism when it comes to work.
“His ability to find both humor and pathos, often in the same role, is truly unique. He is also very good at ping pong.”
Han Solo Spinoff Actor Woody Harrelson on his Upcoming Role
Variety had a chat with the Han Solo spinoff actor and though he jokingly considered not answering the intriguing question on whether he will be part of the movie or not, in the end, Harrelson admitted, “Yeah.”
“Woody, we have to ask you a Star Wars question,” says the reporter. “It has been revealed that you’re the Han Solo mentor. Can you confirm … or what can you tell us?”
“Confirm what?” Harrelson asked before saying, “Yeah, I am.” Aside from the statement, however, details are scarce about Harelson’s role.
The site was the first one who exclusively reported that the actor might become part of the movie. And last January 3, the directors finally confirmed the good news. It was on January 22 when Harrelson had his first interview about being Han Solo’s mentor came out.
Christian Bale and Other Cast
In Movie Web’s report, the site confirmed that the Han Solo spinoff actor was not the first choice. Guess who they considered first before tapping Katniss Everdeen’s mentor? It’s none other than… Christian Bale.
It’s the Batman actor who they eyed first before they narrowed their list to Harrelson. The aforementioned source revealed that Borys Kit, a reporter from The Hollywood Reporter, posted the revelation on his Twitter account.
On the other hand, the Han Solo spinoff will also feature two other Hollywood stars namely Emilia Clarke and Donald Glover. It will be set prior to Star Wars: A New Hope.
True that Disney & Lucasfilm wanted someone big for HAN SOLO…before Woody Harrelson, CHRISTIAN BALE was the other big name in the mix.
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) January 3, 2017
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