Christian Bale says he was ‘tempted’ by Han Solo spin-off movie role

The actor has also said he hopes there will be "future discussions" about him appearing in a 'Star Wars' movie

Christian Bale has revealed he found the prospect of appearing in the forthcoming Han Solo spin-off movie “very tempting”.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is set for release on May 25, 2018 and will star the likes of Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emilia Clarke, Alden Ehrenreich and more.

Last year, when Phil Lord and Chris Miller were still directing the movie, Bale was reported to be in talks to appear as Solo’s mentor. During an interview on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, the actor confirmed for the first time he had discussed the possibility of taking the part.


“Yes, [it was] very tempting,” he said. “I not only love the films going back to my childhood, but also have a very long relationship with Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall because they did Empire Of The Sun from many years back. There was discussion. I hope there will be future discussions.”

Christian Bale
The cast of ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Bale also discussed his fandom of the iconic movie franchise and how his daughter shares that passion, saying: “I’m a huge fan. Star Wars really interests me. I’ve still got the Millennium Falcon, I’ve got the AT-AT. My daughter – her first love was Darth Vader.

“She absolutely adored Darth Maul,” he continued. “[She] stood near him at Disneyland and he growled, and he’s got those teeth and he stayed in character – really wonderful performance – and she was teeny and I thought, ‘This is going to scare the crap out of her, this is such a bad idea.’ And then she stopped and she said, ‘Daddy, I’m in love.'”

Meanwhile, Solo director Ron Howard has that teased the iconic speeder bikes in the upcoming spin-off, sharing a cryptic set photo on his Twitter page.