2017 Winter TCA - PortraitsCome at the king, you best not miss! And the Han Solo "Star Wars" prequel movie definitely did not miss by casting "The Wire" alum Michael K. Williams.

Disney has confirmed Variety's report that Williams is joining the highly-anticipated film in a "key role."

Williams already missed the first cast photo from the set, which featured Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson as Han's mentor, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

No other details about his character were revealed, but we can only hope Williams plays a ruthless rival smuggler with a strict code of honor.

Williams recently appeared in the LGBT rights miniseries "When We Rise" and the acclaimed HBO crime/mystery drama "The Night Of" (opposite "Rogue One" star Riz Ahmed).

The untitled Han Solo prequel is set to open in theaters May 25, 2018.

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