So who (or what) is Paul Bettany in the Han Solo movie?

Joe Anderton
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From Digital Spy

Plenty of changes took place when Solo: A Star Wars Story's original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller left and were replaced with Ron Howard, but one of the more interesting changes that hasn't been talked about much is Paul Bettany's character.

In Lord and Miller's version, The Wire's Michael K Williams played some sort of alien character through motion capture, but had to depart the project due to being unable to film the reshoots.

So in came Avengers actor Paul Bettany. Except he's not playing the same character, but a brand new one who is going to be a human.

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Set reports have stated the character is very rich due to some less-than-legal activities, something he was pressed about at Rhode Island Comic-Con (via Comic Book Movie).

"I might get sued is that answer to that one," he said. "I can't answer that. But obviously I am a very cool intergalactic gangster."

Rumours had stated that up to 80% of the film had been reshot under Ron Howard, something star Thandie Newton has since denied.

"Ninety per cent of my stuff is with [Lord and Miller]," Thandie said. "As far as I'm concerned what's on screen, in the end, is going to be an amazing collaboration.

"It's a massive piece. We see so often now there are two directors working on pictures. We already had two with Phil and Chris. Now there's three."

With the film on track for a May 25, 2018 release date, hopefully we will get some footage from the film soon, or at least a plot synopsis.

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi hitting cinemas on December 15, it's the perfect time, right?

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