January 11, 2017 – Earlier rumors that Woody Harrelson would join the cast of the upcoming Han Solo stand-alone movie, are now confirmed.
Lucasfilm announced today that the 55-year-old Harrelson would join Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, and Emilia Clarke in the second Star Wars anthology film. The show-business publication, Variety, had previously reported that Harrelson would appear as Han Solo’s mentor.
Harrelson is a longtime TV and film actor. In 1985, he played the role of bartender Woody Boyd in the television sitcom Cheers. With one Emmy Award and two Academy Award nominations, Harrelson has appeared in various movies, including No Country for Old Men, The Messenger, White Men Can’t Jump, Kingpin, The Hunger Games film series, Zombieland, Natural Born Killers, The People vs. Larry Flynt, and many more films.
The Han Solo movie, which has not yet received an official title, will hit theaters on May 25, 2018.
Woody Harrelson will join actors Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), and Emilia Clarke in the second stand-alone film following the highly successful Rogue One. The movie occurs prior to the events of Rogue One and A New Hope and will explore the early days of its famous scoundrels.