Michael K. Williams joins the cast of Han Solo movie

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Mar 6, 2017

Disney's untitled Han Solo spinoff movie has tapped a Boardwalk Empire alum to join the cast.

According to Variety, Michael K. Williams (who also made a splash in HBO's The Wire and The Night Of) is in final talks to star in Lucasfilm's upcoming anthology movie set in a galaxy far, far away.

The Star Wars powers that be are keeping mum on Williams' role, so your guess is as good as ours as to the type of character he'll play. Will he step into the shoes of a fellow space smuggler? Will he be someone with ties to the Rebel Alliance, or one who's on the side of the Galactic Empire? Will he play a human or an unrecognizable alien, a la Lupita Nyong'o in The Force Awakens?

Assuming Williams officially signs on the dotted line, he'll be joining a cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich as everyone's favorite space smuggler, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Slated for a May 25, 2018 release, the Han Solo spinoff movie (currently in production) is directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie) from a screenplay by the father-and-son duo of Lawrence and Jon Kasdan. Not much is known about the project besides the fact that it centers on Han Solo's early years and takes place before the events of A New Hope ... and will be Lawrence Kasdan's final Star Wars film.

(via Variety)