Paul Bettany has joined Disney and Lucasfilm’s upcoming Han Solo movie.
Director Ron Howard shared the news on Twitter, posting a photo of himself and the actor, and saying, “The Outer Rim just got a little bit wilder.”
Ron Howard and Paul Bettany, via Twitter
Howard confirmed the actor’s involvement in a subsequent post, noting this isn’t the first time the two have worked together. “It’s my third opportunity to work with Paul. He’s a blast and so talented,” Howard said. Bettany appeared in both A Beautiful Mind and The Da Vinci Code, both of which were directed by Howard.