Christian Bale was up for “Mentor” Role in Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight
Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight

Christian Bale recently appeared on the Happy Sad Confused podcast and dropped some interesting information regarding Solo: A Star Wars Story. According to the Batman Begins actor, he was up for the role of Han Solo’s mentor, which ultimately went to Woody Harrelson.

“Yes, [it was] very tempting. I not only love the films going back to my childhood but also have a very long relationship with Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall because they did Empire of the Sun many years back. There was discussion, [and] I hope there will be future discussions.”

The “future discussions” he refers to could bear fruit. Christian Bale is a big fan of the Star Wars films, and admits to still having the Millennium Falcon and an AT-AT in his personal collection.

As always, voice your opinions on our various social media feeds, including what future character you would like to see Bale play in the Star Wars universe.

About the Han Solo Film:

The upcoming Han Solo film will be directed by Ron Howard, and will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Woody Harrelson as Garris Shrike (unconfirmed). The movie hits theaters May 25, 2018.