Woody Harrelson plays a criminal in Han Solo anthology film
We already knew that Woody Harrelson would be playing Han Solo's mentor in the character's upcoming anthology film, so it makes sense that he would be on the wrong side of the law. The actor recently reaffirmed this, telling Good Morning Britain (via Metro UK) that his character is definitely a "criminal in his own right."
Harrelson appeared on the talk show for Star Wars Day (May the 4th, as in 'May the 4th be with you'), and, while the anchors pressed him to find out some real info, he wouldn't offer much. However, he did say that his character, whose name is Beckett, is definitely not on the dark side. "Very good side," he said, adding that filming is going "good." "I'm very psyched to be a part of it."
Harrelson previously said that he thinks the movie will be the best Star Wars yet, saying that directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller would help to take it a notch above the rest. "I have a suspicion, because if you look at the whole, all the movies, the backlog of every one of these movies, there's a lot of great stuff, but one might not be, not as good with the writing in this, or the acting in that, or the directing in that," he said. "This has great actors, great directors, great script, and I really feel like we're gonna make the best one."
Not many plot details have been revealed for the young Han Solo film yet aside from the fact that it will star Alden Ehrenreich as the younger version of the gunslinger Harrison Ford played in the original films and that it will follow the pre-A New Hope adventures of Han and Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo). Emilia Clarke will play the female lead, while Donald Glover will play a young Lando Calrissian. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Michael K. Williams, and Thandie Newton fill out the cast of the movie, which started filming on Feb. 20 at Pinewood Studios in London.
The young Han Solo film doesn't officially have a title yet, but we do know that it is due out on May 25, 2018, and, from what we've heard thus far, we're already lining up to buy tickets for the midnight. While we wait, see what you can expect from the movie and what we want to see happen.