Though Donald Glover is finished, production continues on Ron Howard’s upcoming Han Solo movie and the director has used Twitter to reveal that “Avengers” alum Paul Bettany has scored a role in the film:
Howard says: “The Outer Rim just got a little bit wilder… It’s my third opportunity to work with Paul. He’s a blast & so talented.” Bettany previously worked with Howard on both “A Beautiful Mind” and “The Da Vinci Code”.
Michael K. Williams had to exit a role from the movie recently, but it has been confirmed that Bettany is taking on a completely different character. Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Joonas Suotamo, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge co-star in the film.
Howard has taken over the movie following the departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The Han Solo film is currently scheduled to be released on May 25th 2018.
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) September 1, 2017