If you were worried about the recent Han Solo director shake-up, then Woody Harrelson has some information for you! Don’t be! In a recent interview with UPROXX about his upcoming film War for the Planet of the Apes, the actor discusses the recent changes to the Han Solo film.
If you missed it earlier, there were a couple of leaked photo recently that Mike refers to in the second paragraph below can be found here.
Earlier on Monday I spoke to the cast of War For the Planet of the Apes at Fox’s Midtown Manhattan headquarters. We will run the full interview later this week, but during the discussion things did, briefly, veer off onto the topic of the still untitled Han Solo movie – which Apes star Woody Harrelson is very much a part of.
First of all, he had no idea a set photo had been leaked on Sunday (to the point I had to show it to him) and he did seem legitimately shocked how close up the picture is. I asked him if the announcement of a veteran director like Ron Howard can have a calming effect on a production that seems a bit, let’s say, “chaotic.”
Harrelson sat back in his chair, a smile beaming ear to ear on his face, and said, “Oh, you can relax, man – because obviously the Force is with us.” Then burst into the kind of laugh that only Woody Harrelson can do.
Later in the article, Harrelson said that he enjoyed his time working with Lord and Miller, and that the film is in “very capable hands” with Ron Howard now leading the way.
Does this make you feel better about the film, or are you still taking a wait and see approach? As always, leave your comments in the appropriate places.
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.