By: Dominic Jones
Earlier this week, Lucasfilm announced that Woody Harrelson had been cast in the upcoming young Han Solo film, slated for release in 2018. Harrelson joins Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando, and Emilia Clarke in the Phil Lord and Chris Miller directed film. Harrelson spoke with Collider recently and, of course, the topic of his Star Wars role came up.
Harrelson spoke about what it was like to join the Star Wars universe, saying,
“It’s mind-blowing. I can’t really…you know, I never would’ve imagined that I’d get this opportunity so I’m really pumped about it. I really like those directors [Phil Lord and Chris Miller], I think they’re really great. You know let’s face it, almost any movie if the director’s great then the movie has a shot, but if they’re not obviously you’ve got very little chance of a good movie. I just feel great to be a part of that. What a cool thing.”
He also spoke a little about his character, mostly just repeating what he said the other day, saying,
“I don’t think the Force is allowing me to talk about this. They want me to keep pretty mum so I better not say too much about it. They’re pretty top secret about the script and the story… It’ll be cool to be mentoring Han Solo, that will be cool.”
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