Young Han Solo Movie Gets Woody Harrelson as Han's Mentor

His ability to mix humor and emotion in a similar role is unique.

It may not have a name yet, but Disney has already confirmed a new character for the upcoming "Star Wars" spinoff featuring a young Han Solo.

Harrelson next appears in "The Glass Castle" opposite Brie Larson, "Wilson", and the highly anticipated "War of the Planet of the Apes", in which he plays the new villain.

Woody Harrelson has officially stepped into that galaxy far, far away. They added, because they love a good non sequitor, "He is also very good at ping pong".

It was announced past year that Alden Ehrenreich would step into Harrison Ford's boots as a younger version of the smuggler and space pirate, while newly-minted Golden Globe victor Donald Glover will play a young version of Billy Dee Williams' suave scoundrel Lando Calrissian.

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So who do you think Woody Harrelson will play in the film?

Harrelson's role, and the film's title, remain unrevealed, but he's rumored to be playing a mentor of sorts to Han Solo, played by Alden Ehrenreich in the movie.

The as-yet-untitled Han Solo film is set to begin filming this February with a release date set for May 25, 2018. As stated earlier, this film is the second spinoff in the "Star Wars" universe, with "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" being the first.

Most of the Star Wars hype right now revolves around the highly anticipated sequel Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is releasing this December.

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