Paul Bettany: “Solo” Is A Gangster Movie

While arguments rage of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” it’s easy to forget we have another “Star Wars” film ready to hit screens in just five months – Ron Howard’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story”.

Actor Paul Bettany is a part of the film, joining the cast in a role that was originally played by Michael K. Williams in the previous Phil Lord and Chris Miller version of the film. Speaking with Total Film (via The Playlist) about it this week, he describes the film as something more akin to a crime caper than your usual “Star Wars” film:

“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!”

Alden Ehrenreich stars as Han alongside Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. “Solo: A Star Wars Storyā€¯”opens on May 25th 2018.