Han Solo Mentor Revealed by Woody Harrelson

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At a discussion in Los Angeles Thursday, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that the Han Solo Star Wars Story will take place as Han ages from 18 to 24.

The movie features Alden Ehrenreich as the titular character, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Harrelson as Garris Shrike, Michael Kenneth Williams, Emilia Clarke, and Pheobe Waller-Bridge.

OnThe Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night, Harrelson revealed his Star Wars character's name is Beckett.

"I play a guy named Beckett who's kind of a criminal and a mentor to Han", Harrelson said.

The untitled Han Solo Star Wars anthology film is scheduled to reach big screens in the United States on 25 May 2018.

This long-term look is good news for Star Wars fans eager to follow an ongoing story line. I don't know about you, but I'll feel unusual calling him Han from now on.

EW reached out to Disney representatives for clarification of the meaning, but it sounds a lot like Han Solo isn't this character's original moniker.

Han Solo, or something else entirely? We'll more than likely here some plot details at Star Wars Celebration next month.

The measured take here is to assume Iger meant why Han's parents gave their li'l scruffy-looking nerf herder the name they gave him.

Iger also said that this year's "Star Wars" film, "The Last Jedi", will not be changed on account of the death of Carrie Fisher, who played Princess-turned-General Leia Organa in the movie franchise.

Fortunately (and surprisingly) though, our wish to know more about the scoundrel's solo journey has finally come true and it comes with a very interesting revelation for the character.

"In Rogue One, we created digitally a few characters, one an actor that had actually passed away but had been in an earlier Star Wars film". The latest script has been penned by screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and his son Jon (Dawson's Creek).

Harrelson did elaborate slightly, saying that he expects to be filming Han Solo through July.