Solo: A Star Wars Story is out in May, and actor Paul Bettany has opened up on its tone – revealing that it, too, will vary from its predecessors.
“It’s Han Solo’s story, and of course his story would be a caper,” he told Total Film.
“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!”
Still little is known about the movie, despite its release date being just five months away.
Ron Howard has directed the blockbuster, after Chris Miller and Phil Lord dramatically left towards the end of filming.
Bethany stars alongside an impressive cast, which also includes Alden Ehrenreich in the main role, the younger version of Harrison Ford’s character from the original saga.
Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Warwick Davies are also aboard, while Joonas Suotamo reprises Chewbacca – a role he stepped into in The Last Jedi.
Despite troubled production, the film remains stubbornly slated for release on May 25, 2018.
It has a high bar to meet: last year’s anthology tale Rogue One grossed over $1 billion at the box office, and earned critical acclaim.
Meanwhile The Last Jedi, the eighth instalment in the episodic saga, has also earned critical acclaim and big ticket receipts – but its audience reception has been a little more divisive.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is out on May 25, 2018.