Variety reported last week that Harrelson was in talks for a role in the movie, likely playing Han Solo’s mentor. We’re guessing the character wasn’t a very effective mentor, considering how Han turned out.
Harrelson joins a promising cast in the spinoff, including Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, and Emilia Clarke as a yet unnamed character.
The Han Solo prequel movie is scheduled for release in 2018.
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor