While we all know about the films production issues, we still haven’t seen a trailer or even an official image for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Granted, Lucasfilm is probably more focused on creating a good movie than releasing a trailer, but it’s a little bit weird that we haven’t seen anything from the film yet.
With that said, Paul Bettany recently sat down with Total Film and revealed a few minor details that Star Wars fans have been waiting for. In the interview, Bettany gives us an idea of what the tone and style of the film will be like, revealing that Solo: A Star Wars Story will be a gangster film.
See what Bettany said below:
“It’s Han Solo’s story, and of course his story would be a caper. On one level it’s a gangster movie. That’s really interesting, because it’s within the canon but really different. It’s f**king Han Solo!”
Bettany then went on to discuss his experience of working on a Star Wars movie, which is apparently more fulfiling than appearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Suddenly, I’m an intergalactic gangster and I’m walking down some stairs and an R2 unit goes by with some champagne, and I’m like… [drops jaw] I had that feeling that I hadn’t had since I was first on a film set – I was a little boy doing the best job in the world.”
Bettany wasn’t an original cast member for Solo: A Star Wars Story and was brought into the project when Ron Howard took over directing duties. We still don’t know much about Bettany’s character, but director Ron Howard shared an official image of the actor in costume, and I think it would be safe to assume that Bettany will be playing a shady underground kind of criminal.
Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Thandie Newton, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany, Clint Howard, Warwick Davis, and Ian Kenny. The film lands in theatres on May 25, 2018.