“Another terrific performance in the world class talent,” states Ron Howard.
Whatever Paul Bettany was performing in the standalone Han Solo film, he’s now finished.
Director Ron Howard on Saturday posted a picture of Bettany on the set of the untitled Star Wars job, stating his pal had wrapped around the production.
“Had to bid farewell to my friend @Paul_Bettany today. Another terrific performance in the world class talent,” Howard captioned a picture of both men.
It seems fitting that Howard declared the conclusion of Bettany’s work on the film, because it was he who broke the news on Twitter in early September which Bettany was in the movie in any way.
Howard has been something of a social networking Jedi with his cautious posts from the set, giving fans just enough to tease without spoiling.
The Oscar-winning manager previously announced the additions of castmembers Warwick Davis and his brother, Clint, via Twitter.
In July, Howard told The Hollywood Reporter he appreciated the small teases, but was very careful never to give too much away.
As resources detailed to THR afterward, the directors felt as though they were being given “zero creative freedom,” while the Star Wars brass was displeased by the duo’s improvisational style that saw takes detract from Kasdan’s script. The still-untitled Han Solo film opens May 25, 2018.
Bettany took to Twitter on Saturday evening to thank Howard, writing, “@RealRonHoward you are too kind. I had the best time watching you make it all seem simple.