StarWars.com has just confirmed a report from earlier this month.
Woody Harrelson is joining the Star Wars universe with a role in the 2018 Han Solo film.
The official release doesn t announce who the actor is playing, but since the initial report was right about him being cast, it seems likely he ll indeed be some kind of mentor to Han, played by Alden Ehrenreich.
Donald Glover is also in the film as Lando Calrissian, and Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke will play an as-yet-unnamed leading role.
We couldn t be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody, the film s directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, said in a release.
His ability to find both humour and pathos, often in the same role, is truly unique.