Michael Kenneth Williams cut from Han Solo film due to scheduling issues

Michael Kenneth Williams is out of the Han Solo film due to scheduling issues with reshoots, he tells Deadline today.

“When Ron Howard got hired to finish out the film, there were some reshoot issues that needed to be done in regards to my character, in order for it to match the new direction which the producers wanted Ron to carry the film in,” Williams told Deadline. “And that would have required me on a plane a month ago to London, to Pinewood, to do reshoots. But I’m here, on location in Africa. It’s scheduling.”

He said his role was a half-human, half-animal and “a kick-ass character.” He told Vanity Fair that his character was a link between Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) and Emilia Clarke, whose character name is Kira (or Kura, per Making Star Wars.)

Ron Howard: Han Solo film is coming along great, except for a rebellious droid (maybe)

Ron Howard shared another Han Solo set pic Tuesday. “Droids help make the Galaxy go round,” he tweeted. “but I find they don’t always listen to the director!” He later said that fans hoping for an apperance from his brother Clint Howard “won’t be disappointed.”

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