'Han Solo' spin-off adds Paul Bettany

ANI | Updated: Sep 02, 2017 18:14 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept 2 (ANI): After working in a franchise like 'Avengers,' actor Paul Bettany is now all set to be a part of Hollywood's biggest movie franchise.

Director Ron Howard revealed the news of Bettany's casting by sharing a picture of the star on the set of the 'Star Wars' stand-alone.

Alongside the photo, he wrote, "The Outer Rim just got a little bit wilder #PaulBettany #ForceFriday."

Soon after, the director confirmed Bettany is in the film, writing of his 'A Beautiful Mind' and 'The Da Vinci Code' actor, "It's my third opportunity to work with Paul. He's a blast & so talented," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The movie will make May 2018 quite a month for Bettany. In addition to the 'Han Solo' movie, 'Avengers: Infinity War' also opens that month.

Ever since the Oscar-winning director took the reins of the film in late June, he has been doing a masterful job of leaving little breadcrumbs for fans to follow.

Howard took over the picture when its former directors, Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, were fired after clashing with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan. (ANI)