The Wire's Michael Kenneth Williams joins Han Solo stand-alone movie

Image Michael K Williams at the Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour. Source Frederick M. Brown  Stringer via Getty

Image Michael K Williams at the Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour. Source Frederick M. Brown Stringer via Getty

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. Unfortunately there's no details just yet on the character Williams would be playing, but suffice to say it's probably not the Han Solo/Omar team-up we're suddenly dreaming of. In fact, the only actors where the casting has been confirmed is for characters that have appeared in other Star Wars movies. Glover will play a young Lando Calrissian.

Whether or not he turns out to be the villain, I can't help thinking that Michael K. Williams is going to kill it - and it could be a stroke of genius to get him on board.

If you weren't excited for this movie before, you better be now!

Check out the press release below.

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Williams will be cast in the untitled Han Solo A Star Wars Story movie.

Williams may be getting a lightsaber and blasting to a galaxy far, far away. The untitled Han Solo movie opens May 25, 2018.

Michael K. Williams is perhaps best known as Omar Little in the hit HBO drama, "The Wire", but he's also gained popularity as Albert "Chalky" White on the TV show, "Boardwalk Empire". Kathleen Kennedy and Allison Shearmur are producing.

Besides, the spin-off also includes Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke.

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