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 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 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.
8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See
May the 4th be with you, everyone! Even on May the 8th! With Star Wars weekend in the rear-view mirror, it’s still a great time to kick back, get out your old glow-in-the-dark lightsaber toys and Darth Vader Halloween masks, and pop in those original trilogy DVDs. Maybe even all 8 currently-released films, if you’re up for the challenge (both mental and otherwise). Speaking of which, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just came out on Blu-ray, marking the first home release of many Star Wars spin-off movies to come.
Of these, only one future title has been confirmed – Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, to be released in May of 2018. Beyond that, we know Disney had at least two more planned, and probably more down the line. And why not? The Star Wars universe is so ripe for exploration. There are so many characters we were introduced to in the Saga movies that could easily get their own film. And it doesn’t stop there. The legacy of the Jedi and the Sith go back thousands of years, opening up virtually endless possibilities of story material.
Given this abundance of material just waiting to be tapped into, Heroic Hollywood decided to celebrate the Star Wars holiday by compiling a list of the Star Wars stand-alone movies we’d most like to see. While some of the films on this list are more likely to be developed than others, they each share one unifying factor: they’d all be freakin’ awesome!
Heroic Hollywood proudly presents the 8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See! Click next to get started. And may the Force be with you!