The next Star Wars anthology film is a year away from hitting theaters and details are still being kept under lock and key.
News of the production shifting out of Pinewood Studios in London for an on-location shoot in Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands has allowed some footage of sets to hit the public, yet Lucasfilm reveals to show their card for the highly anticipated Han Solo spinoff movie.
But while we wait for something—ANYTHING, an official movie title perhaps—some actors have been revealing a few details. Though they’re mostly talking about how secretive Lucasfilm is being, some have given some insight into their character roles.
Woody Harrelson revealed he is playing Han Solo’s mentor as a character possibly named “Beckett.” The actor spoke with the Evening Standard to discuss his role as well as the time he’s spent in London.
“I am totally psyched to be making a Star Wars film,” Harrelson said. “But the secrecy is on another level. What I can say he’s a good character, he is a mentor to Han and a criminal, but good at heart.” It sounds like the veteran understands the expectations Lucasfilm has regarding keeping details under wraps, as fan speculation often runs rampant with Star Wars films.
His words aren’t exactly surprising, given Han Solo’s swashbuckling, heroic nature. It makes sense that his teacher would embody some of the aspects that make the smuggler stand out among the Rebellion.
Hopefully we will learn more in the coming months as the untitled Han Solo movie gears up for release in theaters May 25, 2018.
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Han Solo: A Star Wars Story is filming now under directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller for a May 25, 2018 release. Alden Ehrenreich stars as a young Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca in the era before Star Wars: A New Hope, before they met Leia and Luke and embarked on a galaxy-saving adventure. Donald Glover also stars as Lando Calrissian, with Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Emilia Clarke in as-yet-unrevealed co-starring roles.