Variety are reporting that Michael Kenneth Williams, best know for The Wire and Boardwalk Empire is in final talks to feature in the as yet untitled Han Solo stand alone movie…
I’m familiar with Michael’s work from Boardwalk Empire, Community, and (ahem) Ghostbusters (2016), but I’m willing to overlook the latter. In Boardwalk Empire, Michael plays his character, Chalky White, with an intense menace, even though his performance is deliberately measured. Chalky is almost still in that show. He is a highlight of the series. His brief stint on Community showed that Michael can bring the humour too.
There is no word on the role that Michael is being considered for but I’m certain he has the chops to deliver whatever is asked of him. I sincerely hope that doesn’t include dancing for Chris Hemsworth this time around.
Han Solo is currently shooting in UK, under the working title Red Cup, and is slated for release on 25th May 2018.
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