Paul Bettany Joins Han Solo Spinoff

By Creative Media Times

“The Outer Rim just got a little bit wilder,” director Ron Howard posted on twitter Friday, with the post accompanied by a picture of the two on the sets, hinting Paul Bettany’s involvement in his untitled Han Solo movie.

But it was the post the followed which confirmed it: “It’s my third opportunity to work with Paul. He’s a blast & so talented.” The two have worked together in A Beautiful Mind and The Da Vinci Code.

Though its not confirmed what role he will play in the film, fans speculate that he will play the character which Michael K. Williams vacated. Williams was supposed to play a “half-human, half-animal” in the film. Though Deadline is reporting that Bettany will be “playing a completely different character.”

Bettany is no stranger to big budget films, having appeared as Vision in Marvel films “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Captain America: Civil War”, a role he is set to bring back in next summer’s Avengers: Infinity War.

Ron Howard joined the project last June after original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were reportedly fired due to “creative differences.” Focusing on the adventures of Han Solo, and stars lden Ehrenreich in the title role, “Han Solo” is currently scheduled for release on May 25, 2018.