Paul Bettany’s time on the set of the Untitled Han Solo Star Wars spinoff movie has come to an end, director Ron Howard announced today on Twitter.
Bettany had been announced as joining the Star Wars film back on September 1st, also via a Ron Howard tweet. Bettany was already a member of the greater Disney movie universe, having played Vision in the Avengers films for Marvel. You can check out Howard’s full tweet below:
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) September 16, 2017
Bettany joined the cast just as Michael K. Williams announced his departure from the Star Wars film. Willams had to leave due to the schedule of the reshoots involving his character conflicting with his prior commitments. Willams had noted that once Howard came on board the film after the departure of previous directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, retooling the story became a priority. Perhaps Paul Bettany’s role was born out of some of these new plot strands developed under Howard.
The untitled Han Solo film has been written by Lawrence Kasdan and son Jon Kasdan. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo along with Joonas Suotomo as Chewbacca and Donald Glover as the young Lando Calrissian. The cast also includes Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Ian Kenny.
The untitled Han Solo film is currently slated for release on May 25, 2018. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Star Wars franchise as we learn it.