Apparently, "George L. from Marin" originally cast the actor who plays sleazy (former) Baltimore mayor Clarence Royce on The Wire as Han Solo before changing his mind and casting Harrison Ford.
I only know Glynn Turman from his role as Royce, so the thought of him partnering with a Wookiee and romancing Princess Leia humours me.
She's got jungle fever!
Casting a black man as Han Solo certainly would have made the dynamic between Solo and Lando Calrissian more interesting.
I'm almost finished watching the current season of The Wire (hooray screener leaks!). Of all HBO's series, I'm glad I chose to follow the one I did.
In related news, Masi Oka, who plays Hiro on Heroes, still works three days a week as a research and development technical director for Industrial Light & Magic, a job he's had since leaving college.
What a life.
Biography for Glynn Turman [IMDb]
Masi Oka balances acting with a day job working for George Lucas [NY Post]