The need for reshoots after Han Solo – A New Star Wars Story lost the original directors has cost one star his part in the film.
Variety has learned from sources that The Night Of actor Michael K. Williams’ role has been cut from the final film. Michael had already shot his scenes under the direction of the film’s original directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller. When they left and the director’s chair was taken up by Ron Howard, reshoots needed to be done.
Unfortunately, Michael had already committed to and booked another film — The Red Sea Diving Resort — after completing what he thought were his final scenes for the Han Solo film. The Emmy-nominated actor could not return to shoot his new material and his character was subsequently cut from the film.
While a lot of the details about the plot and characters of Han Solo – A New Star Wars Story remain tightly under wraps, Michael did say in a previous interview with Deadline Hollywood that he would be playing a half-human, half-animal character.
The film is due for release on May 25, 2018. ~Alexa Caruso