Even though his role was cut from the Star Wars stand-alone film Solo, Michael K. Williams wants to get "another shot in being in that galaxy." When Variety caught up with Williams at the HFPA and InStyle party at the Toronto International Film Festival, he admitted that despite not seeing the film, the 51-year-old actor made it clear that it wasn’t a reflection on his feelings towards the cast or anyone involved in the project. "I have not had the chance to see ‘Solo’ but shout out to my cast mates," he said. "Even though I didn’t make the final cut, they’re still my cast mates. I love you guys."
Williams added that he would be willing to star in another Star Wars project at some point down the road. "I'm quite sure I'll get around to it but I'm more interested in getting another shot in being in that galaxy," he said. "I would love another opportunity to be in 'Star Wars.'"
Paul Bettany replaced Williams for the role of Dryden Vos in Solo when he was unable to film reshoots after Ron Howard took over as director for Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who left over creative differences. Even as far back as March, Williams was never too hard on himself for being cut from the movie. "There are some things in life, you just gotta laugh at it," he said on EW Morning Live. "That was such an odd turn of events. That's not the norm. As crazy a town as Hollywood is — I like to be the one that says I’ve seen a little bit of everything in this town — that was one for the textbooks. What are the odds of that happening? There comes a point, you just gotta throw your hands up and, you know what, it just wasn’t meant to be."
Maybe someday down the road, it will be "meant to be" for him. But from the moment that this unusual situation began, Williams has managed to handle it all as well as anyone possibly could.