Michael K. Williams Cut From HAN SOLO Movie

Written by Andrew Pollard Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Movie News

With Disney’s young Han Solo movie currently in production with Ron Howard now on board to direct, there’s some unfortunate news for one of the film’s cast.

Due to Howard replacing Phil Lord and Chris Miller in the director’s chair, Michael K. Williams has had to step away from the film due to the reworking and reshoots overlapping with his other projects, such as the currently-shooting The Red Sea Diving Resort with Chris Evans. As such, the Boardwalk Empire and The Wire actor will have all of his Solo scenes cut from the picture.

As Williams explained to Deadline, “I felt great about what I created with the directors that I worked with. It is what it is. We created a kick-ass character, in my opinion. I’m proud of it. When Ron Howard got hired to finish out the film, there were some reshoot issues that needed to be done in regards to my character, in order for it to match the new direction which the producers wanted Ron to carry the film in. And that would have required me on a plane a month ago to London, to Pinewood, to do reshoots. But I’m here, on location in Africa. It’s scheduling. I’m not going to be back on the market until the end of November after ‘Hap and Leonard,’ and for them to wait that long for me, that would have pushed back the release date, which I believe is in May 2018. They wanted me now; I couldn’t go. So they had to clip-clip-clip.”

While the exact details of Williams’ character in the film still remain unknown, we do know that he was playing a half-human, half-animal hybrid of sorts. Whether that character has been recast or completely removed from the movie, we’ll have to wait and see.

With Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, and roles for Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the still-to-be-titled Solo movie is currently booked in for May 25th, 2018.

SHARE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW OR ON TWITTER @STARBURST_MAG

Find your local STARBURST stockist HERE, or buy direct from us HERE. For our digital edition (available to read on your iOS, Android, Amazon, Windows 8, Samsung and/or Huawei device - all for just £1.99), visit MAGZTER DIGITAL NEWSSTAND.

 

CLICK TO BUY!

MORE FROM AROUND THE WEB:



Suggested Articles:
Halloween-inspired short film Mr Dentonn has become the most awarded and selected horror short of al
With the upcoming live-action Teen Titans show having recently cast its Dick Grayson, Starfire and R
Having been in development for what seems like forever by this point, 20th Century Fox’s X-Force h
Eagerly-awaited short horror film Echoes of the Passed will have its World Premiere at the prestigio
scroll back to top

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Sign up today!
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner