'Wire' Alum Michael K. Williams Confirmed for Han Solo 'Star Wars' Movie

'Wire' Alum Michael K. Williams Confirmed for Han Solo 'Star Wars' Movie

Darren Sullivan
March 7, 2017

There's no word on who that villain would be - whether an existing character from Star Wars canon or a new invention - but Variety's Justin Kroll said he got the vibe that Williams has been added to fill the role of villain. The confirmation post welcoming Williams to the Star Wars team doesn't mention who the actor will be playing.

You join the Han Solo movie, you'd best not miss. However, other then being an origin tale of the rogue smuggler, details about William's character or the plot of the movie has not been disclosed.

Check out the press release below.

J.J. Abrams has teased the Han Solo Star Wars spin-off film has an "amazing script". The as of yet untitled space western will star Alden Ehrenreich as the titular Han, while Donald Glover will play the familiar Lando Calrissian and Joonas Suotamo will play Solo's faithful friend Chewbacca. It is scheduled to be released on May 25, 2018.

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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.

The movie will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, Simon Emanuel, and co-produced by Kiri Hart, Susan Towner, and Will Allegra.

Though Williams' connection to the project is still unclear, he's joining a star-studded cast: Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, and Woody Harrelson have all signed on the dotted line to enter the Lucas universe.