Woody Harrelson officially joins the cast of Star Wars: Han Solo


After much speculation as to his involvement with the next Star Wars standalone film, StarWars.com has officially confirmed that actor Woody Harrelson has joined the cast of Star Wars: Han Solo.

Last week, we told you that Variety was reporting on a rumor that actor Woody Harrelson was in talks to join the cast of the untitled Star Wars: Han Solo film. Today, StarWars.com has made it official by announcing the actor’s involvement.

Harrelson will join actors Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), and Game of Thrones star — Daenerys Targaryen — Emilia Clarke, in the second standalone Star Wars film, which is set during Han Solo’s earliest days as a scoundrel, prior to Star WarsA New Hope.

To call Woody Harrelson a veteran actor would be an understatement. Known for his iconic roles in cinema, as well as television, Harrelson has portrayed Haymitch Abernathy in The Hunger Games films, Martin Hart inTrue Detective, Lyndon B. Johnson in LBJ, Tallahassee in Zombieland, and Woody Boyd in Cheers.

The directors of the film, Phil Lord, and Chris Miller had this to say:

"“We couldn’t be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody. His ability to find both humor and pathos, often in the same role, is truly unique. He is also very good at ping pong.”"

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We want to hear from you: Are you excited to have such a veteran actor like Woody Harrelson join the cast of Star Wars: Han Solo? Let us know in the comments below and on social media. Star Wars: Han Solo will hit theaters in 2018, most likely in December.