Star Wars: Woody Harrelson Confirmed for Young Han Solo Movie

Disney makes it official.

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The rumors were right. Disney today officially announced that Hunger Games star Woody Harrelson has joined the untitled young Han Solo Star Wars movie.

"We couldn't be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody," directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller said in a statement. "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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It was reported earlier this month Harrelson would play a mentor character to Han Solo in the untitled movie. Disney did not share any details about Harrelson's character, so that's unconfirmed for now. Batman star Christian Bale was also reportedly considered for the role.

Alden Ehrenreich plays Han Solo in the movie, alongside Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian. Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has an unspecified role in the movie.

The film takes place during the "early scoundrel days" of Solo and Calrissian, before 1977's A New Hope. It is due out in 2018.

The newest Star Wars movie is Rogue One, which came out in December 2016. The next entry in the series is this December's Star Wars: Episode VIII.

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    catsimboy

    Star Wars: Kingpin, he's going to teach Han Solo alternate ways to pay rent.

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    sellingthings

    old guy confirmed for young movie???......

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    SolidSnakeJT

    @sellingthings: learn to read, it is a useful skill.

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    sellingthings

    @SolidSnakeJT: im sorry you dont understand the joke or have not watched any star wars movie.....if you have you missed a lot.....the fact 3 other people said the same thing is kinda funny as it has nothing to do with reading.......

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    SolidSnakeJT

    @sellingthings: what is the joke???

    Woodie is not playing han solo...

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    chiefwiggum16

    Shouldn't young Hans Solo be ahh....yah know.....young?

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    SolidSnakeJT

    @chiefwiggum16: learn to read, it is a useful skill.

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    holocam22

    Maybe it's just nostalgia, but I can't think of anyone who can do Han Solo justice besides Harrison Ford. I think alot of older fans will be turned off by this movie, no matter who they cast.

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    Acid_Rush

    While I like Woody quite a lot his character relationship with Han Solo gives me strong Star Lord - Yondu vibes, hope they're not trying to copy GotG in that regard.

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    StonerDemon

    Harrelson for a YOUNG Han Solo? April already?

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    SolidSnakeJT

    @StonerDemon: learn to read, it is a useful skill.

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    StonerDemon

    @SolidSnakeJT: Totally my bad, I misread the headline. For a moment I thought they were casting Woody to play a young Han Solo.

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    Vojtass

    @StonerDemon: "It was reported earlier this month Harrelson would play a mentor character to Han Solo in the untitled movie"

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    StonerDemon

    @Vojtass: Yes dude, I misread it. I imagines Harrelson playing a young Han Solo hahahaha.