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In an exclusive from Variety, sources say that Woody Harrelson is one of the top choices to play Han Solo’s mentor in the upcoming Han Solo spinoff film. Talks are still in early stages, but producers are looking for someone with serious weight and clout to their name.

This wouldn’t be the first time for Woody Harrelson to play a mentor role. In the Hunger Games franchise, he portrayed Haymitch Abernathy, the drunken former victor turned reluctant mentor to Katniss Everdeen. Until then, Harrelson has been keeping super busy. This year he’ll be in The Glass Castle and will be portraying the villain in the lengthy titled War of the Planet of the Apes.

If cast he will be joining Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian) and Emilia Clarke in an undisclosed role. Chris Miller will be directing.

Production for the Han Solo spinoff is supposed to start production this month.The movie is slated to hit theaters on May 25, 2018., but may get bumped back depending on whether or not production delays.

What do you think about Woody Harrelson potentially being cast in the new Han Solo spinoff? Let us know your thoughts.

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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she's not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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