A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. Lucasfilm confirms that Woody Harrelson will join the ‘Star Wars’ universe.

‘The Hunger Games’ star Woody Harrelson will play the role of Han Solo’s mentor in the upcoming Han Solo spin-off, as confirmed by Lucasfilm.

In a statement supplied by Lucasfilm, the film’s directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (’22 Jump Street’) stated about the exciting cast announcement:

“We couldn’t be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody. His ability to find both humor and pathos, often in the same role, is truly unique.”

The directors also mention one of Harrelson’s talents, outside of acting:

“He is also very good at ping pong.”

The upcoming Han Solo anthology ‘Star Wars’ film is set to debut in theatres on May 25th, 2018.

Source: Lucasfilm