Paul Bettany joins Hans Solo movie

Filming is well underway on 2018’s Star Wars event, the Han Solo spin-off film that’ll feature Alden Ehrenreich in the lead role.

It now has a new director in Ron Howard, and he’s been busy finalising the shoot for the film. He’s found space for an old colleague too, revealing on his Twitter account that Paul Bettany is the new addition to the movie…

The other week, we also got the first suggestion as to what the actual title of the movie is going to be, and it’s not a massive surprise. It may be a working title, but according to toy materials, the movie – which is nine months away from release – will be called Han Solo: A Star Wars Story. No official confirmation has been made, of course.