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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Will Be A Gangster Movie

Solo: A Star Wars Story will be a gangster movie, according to Paul Bettany.

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

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.



  1. I kind of feel I’m going to avoid this film. Han Solo is one of those characters that I don’t need more back story on and I don’t really want my impression of him messed with.


      1. But no matter what it delivers, we know how it has to end. Han Solo has to eventually become the guy we met in A New Hope. The original story gave us another clues as to what he’d been up to before hand. I’m not sure fleshing it out will add anything to his character.
        That isn’t to say it won’t be a fun ride given he did have a colourful past. I just don’t see it as needed given most people filled in their own details about him a long time ago.

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      2. It’s certainly not needed, but a lot of great films aren’t needed. As long as it’s good, I’ll be happy enough. I can see why the mystery is a good thing, but a lot of fans will want to know the details.

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