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From Avengers to Star Wars? Paul Bettany joins cast of Han Solo standalone

September 3rd, 2017 by Marc Comments

It looks like The Vision has joined the cast of the Han Solo standalone movie.

Director Ron Howard has taken to the ‘ol Twitter to reveal that actor Paul Bettany has signed on and will be working with Howrd for the third time – they previously worked together on A Beautiful Mind and The Da Vinci Code.

The word is that he will be filling the role that actor Michael K Williams had to leave over scheduling problems (here). We don’t know much about the character but we know that he was to have CGI elements and make-up, so we’re guessing some sort of alien, however there are rumours that now he may just be a human and will – surprise! – look like Bettany.


The Han Solo Standalone movie will arrive on May 25th, 2018, and Bettany will also appear in Avengers: Infinity War as Vision that month.

Source: Slashfilm

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….