Taking some time off from filming Avengers 4, Paul Bettany and Sebastian Stan were taking questions for the “Road to Marvel’s Infinity Wars” panel while making the rounds at Rhode Island Comic Con 2017 this past weekend. While answering one, Bettany revealead the first details about his mystery role in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
One fan in particular asked Bettany if he could tell the audience his character’s name in the upcoming Star Wars spin-off. The actor said no, obviously because of fear of those elusive Disney spoiler snipers, but he did give a small hint of who he is in the movie:
“You know, obviously, I’m a very cool intergalactic gangster.”
This doesn’t say much as we can expect a whole manner of gangsters, smugglers and scoundrels to appear in a movie all about the coolest of them all, but its something at least. Paul Bettany wrapped his small role on the film two months ago, with his scenes being those reshot by Ron Howard after original actor Michael K. Williams couldn’t come back for the film’s reshoots. Hopefully we’ll get more than a single-scene cameo with a talented actor like Bettany in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
What do you think about Paul Bettany’s hint? Is it enough to go on for theories about another Legends character added to the cast in the manner of Thrawn or Tag and Bink? Sound off in the comments below!
The film also stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson as Beckett, Emilia Clarke as Kira, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca and Ian Kenny in an undisclosed role.
Solo: A Star Wars Story will be in cinemas May 25, 2018.
Source: Adventures in Poor Taste
5 Ways ‘The Last Jedi’ Links To Greater ‘Star Wars’ Canon
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is right around the corner. The film is the next chapter in the ongoing Skywalker saga. It’s also unique in the Star Wars films as it is the first one to be an immediate sequel to its predecessor. But that does not mean there won’t be plenty of Easter eggs for fans of the greater Star Wars canon to pick up on and enjoy.
One of the biggest criticisms about the previous Star Wars canon, now dubbed Legends, is that ancillary material never connected. Since Disney has taken over and the establishment of the Star Wars Story Group, that has all changed. The modus operandi has been to have everything connect but not in an intrusive way– one that feels more natural to reward the more hardcore fans as well as to intrigue new fans.
Here are 5 ways The Last Jedi links to greater Star Wars canon. Click Next to get started!