Paul Bettany Says SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY Is A Gangster Movie

Yeah, that sounds about right.

Details on Ron Howard's forthcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story are few and far between, but in a new interview with Total Film, Paul Bettany (who replaced Michael K. Williams in the production once scheduling conflicts kept him away from reshoots) has tipped the production's hand by juuuust a little. 

Says Bettany (as quoted by The Playlist):

“It’s Han Solo’s story, and of course his story would be a caper. 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!”

Han Solo is, indeed, a scoundrel, so it should come as no surprise that his first solo movie (HAR!) would find him getting mixed up with other ne'er-do-wells and rapscallions. Calling it a "gangster movie" seems extreme (should we interpret that as meaning Solo contains serious Hutt action?), but on paper we're certainly into that approach. We would've been even more into this approach had Phil Lord and Chris Miller been permitted to finish the project, but I suppose that's neither here nor there.

What do you make of the above quote? Got any guesses as to how Solo: A Star Wars Story might unfold? Are you as frustrated as we are that this movie's only five months away and we still don't have a trailer for it yet? Sound off in the comments below.