Actor Woody Harrelson thinks Star Wars: Han Solo could be the funniest Star Wars film yet…
In an interview last week with etonline.com, veteran actor Woody Harrelson stated that the upcoming (untitled) Han Solo film could possibly be the funniest Star Wars film to date. He also praised new Han Solo actor — Alden Ehrenreich.
"He’s a great actor and a great guy, with a great sense of humor. I think a lot of humor comes through what he’s doing. I think it could be one of the funnier Star Wars movies."
Harrelson was announced as part of the cast this past January, then more details were then released in April when the actor playfully revealed on The Jimmy Fallon Show that he would be playing the mysterious character “Beckett”, who is a criminal and also mentor to Han Solo in the film.
Is a comedy based Star Wars film a good thing or bad look for the franchise? Harrelson seems to think that it’s a positive thing.
"Fortunately, the force is still very much with us. It’s great that Ron came along when he did."
Much can be said in just a few words, as I believe that Harrelson revealed quite a bit. The impression that I have, only based on my own observation, is that (former directors) Lord and Miller were going off the rails with the slapstick humor. Why else would the Lucasfilm department risk the bad publicity unless things were going terribly wrong?
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Bringing in Ron Howard to balance the Force, so to speak, I believe will give the film a good balance of comedy, with also a nice touch of the seriousness it needs. I have all the confidence in the world with the Lucasfilm story group, the cast of actors, Ron Howard, and Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy at the helm.
From what I’ve gathered from social media is that some fans do not want a Han Solo movie. I may be in the minority, but I believe that a Han Solo movie is something the Star Wars story-line needs.
I believe having a film that’s expected to give the origins of Han and Chewbacca, the Falcon, Donald Glover’s take on Lando, Wookiees, and a well versed Harrelson to take on the mentor role of Han will result in a great product.
The standalone Star Wars: Han Solo is set to release in theaters May 25, 2018.