If thereâ€™s one film thatâ€™s got me nervous in the Star Wars universe, itâ€™s definitely the upcoming standalone Han Solo flick. In short, this is a movie that really doesnâ€™t need to happen. We all have nice, warm, fuzzy memories of Han Solo in his prime during Star Wars: A New Hope. We got to see his evolution as a character all the way through the recently-released Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Since weâ€™ve seen this character grow on screen over the past several decades, there is really very few reasons why weâ€™d want to see him youngâ€¦or played by anyone else other than Harrison Ford.
But, letâ€™s be real. No oneâ€™s asking my opinion, and no matter what I say, or how resistant I am to the idea, the movieâ€™s getting made. Given that I have no control over that, we can only hope that they make all the right decisions to ensure that itâ€™s actually a good movie. Between directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, writer Lawrence Kasdan, and the cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, and Emilia Clarke, Iâ€™d say theyâ€™re well on their way to making something that can stand alongside the other films. More recently, another actor that was confirmed was that of Woody Harrelson.
Given Harrelsonâ€™s track record in film, it seemedsafe to assume that heâ€™d be something of a scoundrel mentor to Han, and based on a recent interview, it sounds like our speculation was correct. Speaking with Mashable, the actor gave us a few details on what to expect.
â€œIâ€™m a mentor to Han, but Iâ€™m also a bit of a criminal. I donâ€™t think Iâ€™ll have a lot of make-up or anything. Weâ€™ll see how that look develops. Iâ€™m meeting with those guys tomorrow, the hair and make-up and stunts and everything. Weâ€™ll just have a little discussion about that.â€
As much as I donâ€™t care to see a Han Solo movie, casting Harrelson in this kind of role definitely seems to be a step in the right direction. Now as to whether or not heâ€™ll be a normal human or some kind of alien figureâ€¦thatâ€™ll be interesting to see. Star Wars obviously has a long history of memorable aliens, and it would be cool to see Harrelson go beyond just a standard human character.
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