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Woody Harrelson officially cast in the Han Solo movie as Donald Glover talks about being cast as Lando Calrissian

January 11th, 2017 by Marc Comments

movie-news-banner-copyActor Woody Harrelson talks about HBO's "True Detective" during the Winter 2014 TCA presentations in Pasadena

We reported early last week that Woody Harrelson was looking likely to join the cast of the Han Solo standalone Star Wars movie.

And now it is official as has officially announced his casting. Hi stole so far is unknown although he is rumoured to be a mentor to the young Solo. Harrelson is one of the most versatile actors around and can switch from serious to funny to intimidating in the blink of an eye, so we can’t wait to see what he brings to Star Wars.

Here’s the official announcement:

Veteran film and television actor Woody Harrelson is stepping aboard the upcoming Han Solo movie set to arrive in theaters next year.

Harrelson, known for wide-ranging roles in film and TV such as The Hunger Games, No County For Old Men, True Detective, Cheers, and Zombieland, will join actors Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), and Emilia Clarke in the adventure. This Star Wars Story is the second in a series of films that live outside the Skywalker family saga, and is set during the early scoundrel days of the iconic characters, prior to A New Hope.

“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.”

The as-yet-untitled movie, which is being produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel, is scheduled for release in 2018.

In related news, the new Lando Calrissian, Community star Donald Glover, has talked about being cast in the movie, and how he’s been a Star Wars fan his whole life and felt precious about getting the role. The actor has also said that he really hopes the movie is good and has no idea if there are sequels planned.

Watch him talk about it here:

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….