Ron Howard teases a Han Solo role for Paul Bettany
On September 1st, director Ron Howard revealed that Paul Bettany (Avengers: Age of Ultron) has a role in Lucasfilm‘s upcoming Han Solo movie, and now Howard has posted another great photo from the set with the message that Bettany has wrapped filming. Who do you think Bettany might be playing? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) September 16, 2017
The untitled Han Solo film features Hail, Caesar‘s Alden Ehrenreich as Han, with Atlanta‘s Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and The Force Awakens‘ Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. Woody Harrelson is playing Han’s mentor, a man by the name of Beckett, while Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke, Westworld‘s Thandie Newton, and Fleabag‘s Phoebe Waller-Bridge are playing undisclosed roles.
In the wake of the departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars movie, Lucasfilm hired director Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, The Da Vinci Code) to take their place. It is unknown how credit will be divided for the finished film, as at least 3/4s of it was already shot when Howard took over.
The Han Solo movie is scheduled to be released on May 25, 2018.