When Woody Harrelson signed on to star in Disney and Lucasfilm’s young Han Solo-centered “A Star Wars Story” spin-off, it was revealed the character he would be playing is something of a mentor to Han (Alden Ehrenreich).
His character’s name was never confirmed by the studio, but rumors quickly emerged that he would take on the role of Garris Shrike. Shrike first appeared in the A.C. Crispin novel “The Paradise Snare,” where Garris teaches Han Solo how to fly and serves as his entry into a world of smuggling and other crimes.
Or is he. Pablo Hidalgo of the Lucasfilm story group cast doubt on the report yesterday, saying in a tweet:
I'll let others sort it out, but ask yourself – what question was he answering? #cryptictweets.
— Pablo Hidalgo (@pablohidalgo) January 23, 2017
He joins a cast that also includes Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Emilia Clarke, who is rumored to be playing a female wookie. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directing from a script by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan.
Production is scheduled to begin in February ahead of a May 2018 release.