Donald Glover may be done shooting his scenes as young Lando Calrissian in the still-untitled Young Han Solo prequel, but that doesn’t mean Ron Howard has wrapped filming, as some have mistakenly reported. In fact, Howard just added a new member to the cast: Paul Bettany, who has had a long relationship with Lucasfilm sister company Marvel Studios as the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S. and as the self-aware super-android Vision.
Bettany’s character is a mystery, but he appears to be wearing an outfit reminiscent of Han Solo’s classic attire, but with a coat instead of a vest and an overcoat or cape over his shoulders. We’re guessing he’s a native of Solo’s (Alden Ehrenreich) home planet of Corellia.
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) September 1, 2017
Lawrence and Jon Kasdan wrote the script, which focuses on the formative years of the young smuggler and scoundrel (Ehrenreich), his gambling buddy (Glover) and a big walking carpet who owes him a life debt (Joona Suotamo). Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Emilia Clarke, Pheobe Waller-Bridge and Michael K. Williams also star.
The Untitled Han Solo movie is slated for release in 2018.