Woody Harrelson: ‘I wouldn’t chose me’ to be Han Solo’s mentor


I said in my last post about Woody Harrelson that he was one of the actors that could pull me into the theater. I was unaware of his Lost in London movie event on the 19th but after reading CB’s enthusiastic review of it, I have to add it to every watchlist I have. Watch this James Corden interview if you need any more convincing. Another one of his movies I am greatly anticipating is the stand-alone Han Solo film, in which it was rumored Woody will be playing Han’s mentor. It is ‘rumored’ no more as Woody confirmed during his Sundance press for his current film, Wilson, that he will in fact be playing Garris Shrike, mentor to Alden Ehrenreich’s Hans Solo. However, in typical Woody style, he thinks the Star Wars Universe might be doomed as a result.

Woody Harrelson recently confirmed he’s playing Han Solo’s mentor in the next “Star Wars” movie, but the actor jokes about his own ability to lead.

“I wouldn’t choose me,” the actor shrugged and then laughed at the premiere of “Wilson” at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

Harrelson will play Garris Shrike. He also said the movie, which doesn’t yet have a title, begins shooting in March.

[From CBS]

You can see a video of Woody confirming his role here. It’s funny because he really has to think whether he can talk about it. Either or that or he’s trying to figure out how to deflect Star Wars talk during his independent film’s press time. I totally disagree with Woody, I would absolutely choose him for a mentor. That would be the most laid-back mentorship ever. Knowing that Woody Harrelson mentored Han Solo, everything Han has ever done makes sense to me, including why he shot first.

In related Star Wars news, although I won’t say *sniff* why, we know Han won’t be in episode VIII, but we now know the film’s name, Star Wars, The Last Jedi. Yup, that’s it folks. No more Jedi. We are going to wrap up with this one and episode VIX will just be a bunch of ewoks and storm troopers playing poker for cigarettes. Just kidding, I’m sure there are more Jedi somewhere. Right? They have more Jedi, don’t they? DON’T THEY???





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  1. V4Real says:

    I enjoy this man in everything I see him in. I don’t know why. My love for him goes all the way back to Cheers (the dumb cute bartender). He will always be my Woody.

    • Amanduh says:

      Loved him on Cheers! I can’t hear the name Kelly without singing, “K-e-l-l-y…Y? Because she’s Kelly Kelly Kelly Kelly….” as per Woody’s fiancée

  2. kristen says:

    The plural of Jedi is Jedi. Not Jedis.

  3. detritus says:

    Ok, I love him, but flannel pants and socks are not going out clothing.

  4. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    There’s something I love about Woody like I love about Kenan Thompson… a ready grin at all times and a lively twinkle in the eyes! So much animation, yet so much more ready to go just under the surface!

  5. Mia4S says:

    To be honest….I wouldn’t have chosen him either?

    I mean, love him but he’s such a safe and obvious choice. Maybe after the more daring and outside the box casting on Rogue One (at least for many of the roles) his casting seems kind of…dull? Much like Emilia Clarke’s casting. Gee a slightly different brunette British woman! 😲

    I was always kind of “meh” on this idea, although Glover and the Solo pick seem good. The supporting cast is a total yawn so far.

  6. Lucy says:

    Yasssssss!! And the mentor thing is nonsense. He helped Katniss and Peeta win the Hunger Games, for God’s sake!