JJ Abrams: The Han Solo Spin-Off Movie Has an Amazing Script

He's an immensely talented actor, and I can't wait to see what he ends up doing in the Han Solo movie. Today, StarWars.com announced that Michael K. Williams had signed on to co-star alongside Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Joonas Suotamo, but we have no details on his role. Williams has been tapped for a role in the upcoming Han Solo film, Variety reports.

Michael Kenneth Williams is going from his hometown of Brooklyn, New York, to a galaxy far, far away. Jon and Lawrence Kasdan are penning the script, while Kathleen Kennedy and Allison Shearmur are producing it.

Best known for playing Omar on The Wire and Chalky White on Boardwalk Empire, Williams recently questioned whether or not he had been typecast as an actor, noting that people - as we just did - always associate him with his criminal roles.

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The film will hit theaters on May 25, 2018.

Details of the plot were also revealed, with the story set to follow Han Solo and his sidekick Chewbacca as they encounter Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) ahead of the events of Star Wars: A New Hope.

Of course, he's no stranger to the big screen, either and has appeared in the likes of "Assassin's Creed", "Ghostbusters" and even "Inherent Vice" in recent years. However, the early whispers are that Williams might be playing the Han Solo film's villain.

  • Carlos Nash