A report broke out last week by Variety staying that the acclaimed actor was in talks to join the film in a mentor role, and this afternoon Starwars.com has confirmed that Woody Harrelson has signed on to join the prequel film centered on everyone’s favorite smuggler.
“We couldn’t be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody” said the films 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 good at ping pong”
Han Solo is directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller and is written by Joe & Lawrence Kasdan. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Emilia Clarke in an undisclosed role. The film is set for release on May 25th 2018.