Paul Bettany wraps Han Solo filming

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 September 2017
Paul and Ron (c) Twitter

Paul Bettany and Ron Howard (c) Twitter

Director Ron Howard hailed Paul Bettany a "world class talent" as the actor wrapped shooting on the upcoming 'Star Wars' Han Solo spin-off movie

Paul Bettany has been hailed a "world class talent" by Ron Howard.

The 46-year-old actor has wrapped filming his undisclosed role in the stand-alone Han Solo movie and the director of the 'Star Wars' spin-off couldn't have been happier with his performance.

Ron shared a picture of himself and Paul on Twitter and wrote: "Had to say goodbye to my friend @Paul_Bettany today. Another terrific performance from a world class talent."

In response, the actor replied: "@RealRonHoward you're too kind. I had the best time watching you make it all look easy. Love ya.(sic)"

And Paul - who previously collaborated with the director on 'A Beautiful Mind' and 'The Da Vinci Code' - admitted working on the film was the most fun he'd ever had.

He shared the same picture on Instagram and wrote: "Had the best time ever with Ron Howard. #StarWars (sic)"

The British actor previously admitted landing his mystery role in the film was a dream come true.

He shared a photo of himself and Ron earlier this month and wrote: "Dream come true.

#forcefriday #starwars #ronsaprince (sic)"

The 'Han Solo' spin-off movie is set to follow a younger version of the titular character, with Alden Ehrenreich taking over the iconic role from Harrison Ford.

Han and his wookiee sidekick Chewbacca will be seen first meeting Lando Calrissian - played by Donald Glover - and they will also encounter Woody Harrelson's alter ego Beckett, who is believed to be a mentor to young Han who guides him on his journey to becoming a space smuggler.

The untitled Han Solo film will be released in May 2018.

Solo: A Star Wars Story

  • 4 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 14min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ron Howard
  • Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo
  • UK release: 25 May 2018

The origin story of the young Han Solo (Ehrenreich), as he gets out of Corellia, meets Chewbacca (Suotamo) and Lando (Glover) for the first time, and runs into former lover Qi’ra (Clarke). Ehrenreich has just the right easy charm and despite some missteps it’s an enjoyable yarn with fine set-pieces.