Not that there was ever much doubt, but today it is official: Woody Harrelson will be in the young Han Solo movie. The announcement over at starwars.com doesn’t offer any info regarding who he will be playing, but the old story is that he will be a mentor to Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo.
Harrelson, of course, is not only a great actor, but his Hunger Games appearances already tell us he’s pretty good with a scraggly mentor role. It’ll be fun seeing how he gels with the Star Wars universe.
“Fun” is a word I’m turning to more and more with this particular movie. There’s little chance a Han Solo prequel featuring Lando and Chewbacca will add up to much more than fan service, but with this cast, in the hands of Lord & Miller, I bet it’s really fun fan service. Maybe that’s all it needs to be.