Han Solo Star Wars Movie Might Add Woody Harrelson as Mentor Character

Christian Bale was also reportedly considered.


[UPDATE] According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney and Lucasfilm have been looking for a "big name" for the role. Christian Bale was looked at for the role, the site reported.

The original story is below.

Oscar nominated actor Woody Harrelson is in talks to join the upcoming Star Wars Han Solo movie, according to a new report. Variety has heard from sources that the Hunger Games actor is in "early talks" to play a character who acts as a mentor to Han Solo in the untitled movie.

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This would be somewhat familiar territory for Harrelson, as his Hunger Games character, Haymitch, is a mentor of sorts to Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss.

There is no word yet on the name of the character Harrelson would play in the Han Solo movie, nor are any details available regarding other actors that might be in talks for the role. Disney declined to comment.

The Han Solo movie is due out in 2018. Directed by The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street's Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the film stars Alden Ehrenreic as Han Solo. Donald Glover plays Lando Calrissian, while Emilia Clarke also has a role in the film.

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