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Woody Harrelson reassures fans over troubles with Star Wars young Han Solo spin-off
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Woody Harrelson reassures fans over troubles with Star Wars young Han Solo spin-off

Woody Harrelson has spoken about the troubled production of the new Star Wars spin-off about young Han Solo. 

22 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller had been working on the movie, which entered production earlier this summer, but left the film last month after disagreements with Lucasfilm. 

Ron Howard, who has most recently worked on Dan Brown adaptation Inferno and hit documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years, was confirmed to take over as director and is now re-working the movie. 

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Harrelson, who plays Solo's mentor Beckett in the spin-off, moved to reassure fans that the departure of Lord and Miller wouldn't disrupt things too much, stating: “I think I read some stuff where people were worried about the fate of this movie. I wouldn’t worry. The Force is still very much with it.”

The star also opened up about the secrecy around the movie and how he read the script, he added: "Definitely [Star Wars] has more secrecy than anything ever. You get an e-reader; you don’t get a script. They give it to you, and you give it back after you read it. "

The movie is due to be released on May 25th in 2018 and so far there have been no announcements about a delayed release. 

Alden Ehrenreich, star of Hail, Caesar and Beautiful Creatures is to play young Han Solo in the much-anticipated new Star Wars spin-off, with Donald Glover, best known for his roles in Community and The Martian, taking the role of young Lando Calrissian, while Game Of Thrones' Emilia Clarke and Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge also have key roles in the spin-off. 

This movie is the second Star Wars spin-off following the release of Rogue One - A Star Wars Story, which is out on DVD now. 

You can order Rogue One - A Star Wars Story in hmv's online store by clicking here and read our full review here. 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Gareth Edwards

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