Earlier this month, Woody Harrelson signed on to star in Disney and LucasFilm’s new spin-off Han Solo: A Star Wars Story. Whereas his character was by no means confirmed by the studio, rumors swirled virtually instantly that he’s enjoying a personality named Garris Shrike, who serves as a mentor to Alden Ehrenreich’s title character. Throughout an interview on the Sundance Movie Competition, Woody Harrelson confirmed that he’s actually enjoying Garris Shrike, an important character within the Star Wars canon.
Garris Shrike first appeared within the A.C. Crispin novel The Paradise Snare, the place Garris teaches Han Solo fly and serves as his entry right into a world of smuggling and different crimes. The story is alleged to happen roughly 10 years earlier than A New Hope, giving followers an origin story for Han Solo. It is value noting that within the novel The Paradise Snare, Shrike catches up with Han Solo 10 years after they first met, when he comes to gather a bounty on Han Solo. No story particulars have been confirmed, so it is not in the end clear if this spin-off will likely be loosely based mostly on that novel. Woody Harrelson confirmed his character throughout an interview with Selection. Requested level clean if he was enjoying Garris, Woody stated, ‘Yeah, I’m.’
Only a day after information of his casting was introduced, Woody Harrelson revealed in an interview that he is enjoying a “felony” and a mentor to Han Solo. He joins a forged that features Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Emilia Clarke, who’s rumored to be enjoying a feminine wookie, though her character has but to be confirmed. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directing from a script by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan, based mostly on characters created by George Lucas. Manufacturing is scheduled to start in February.
Whereas we’ll seemingly have to attend a bit for a full confirmed forged record, one other rumor surfaced final month that Donnie Yen‘s character Chirrut Imwe, from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, might seem in Han Solo: A Star Wars Story. Since no plot particulars have been confirmed presently, it stays unclear if Chirrut Imwe, or different characters from Rogue One, will likely be featured on this story. Each Rogue One and the Han Solo film are set between A New Hope and Revenge of the Sith, so it is attainable there could also be some crossover between each motion pictures, however that has but to be confirmed.
LucasFilm has already set a Could 25, 2018 launch date, which is strictly 41 years after A New Hope hit theaters again in 1977. There was a rumor, although, that LucasFilm could also be pushing this Star Wars spin-off to December 2018, which might fall consistent with the primary three releases on this new wave of Star Wars motion pictures. Star Wars: The Drive Awakens hit theaters on December 18, 2015, with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arriving on December 16, 2016 and Star Wars: Episode VIII debuting on December 15, 2017. Nonetheless, LucasFilm and Disney have but to verify the discharge date shift, and the studio has not introduced an official launch date for Star Wars IX as nicely, though it’s believed to reach sooner or later in 2019.