One of the most exciting casting announcements for Solo: A Star Wars Story was the addition of Woody Harrelson, whose charm and
”He’s a powerful criminal, but a free agent,” director Howard shared with Entertainment Weekly. “Tobias Beckett really shapes Han more than anybody, as Han comes to believe that in a lawless time, he needs a moral code.”
Harrelson himself has hinted that the character's somewhat surrogate parentage of Han Solo, and with being a "free agent," it sounds like that grey area of morality will be a major factor in the budding smuggler's development.
Possibly knowing the implications of that assumed guidance of Han's outlook on life, Harrelson attempted to address that Beckett wasn't really a "mentor" to anyone.
“I don’t know if 'mentor' is really the right word, you know,” Harrelson shared with ComicBook.com. “I’m a criminal who he gets to know, and I guess, probably, I do have some influence on him. But I’m a criminal.”
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"I turned [Solo] down twice," Harrelson revealed to The Hollywood Reporter. "And [producer Allison Shearmur], wouldn’t take no for an answer."
This information may come as a surprise, but it wouldn't have been the first time he rejected a role in a beloved franchise, only for Shearmur to convince him to change his mind.
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We'll learn much more about Beckett when Solo: A Star Wars Story lands in theaters on May 25.
[H/T Entertainment Weekly]