Rumor: STAR WARS Spin-Off to Focus on Young Han Solo; Aaron Paul Interested in Being Involved

     December 28, 2014


How can we leave 2014 without some more dubious Star Wars rumors?  Last month, we reported that Gareth EdwardsStar Wars spin-off would be a heist film in the vein of The Dirty Dozen, and featuring bounty hunters stealing the plans for the Death Star.  That sounded like a great premise, and I would love to see that Star Wars film assuming it was done well.

I don’t want to see a Star Wars film about a young Han Solo, so I’m hoping this new rumor is false.  Hit the jump for more.  The untitled Star Wars spin-off is slated to open on December 16, 2016.

According to, the codename for the spinoff is “Luminac Industrial Goods”, which isn’t a big deal.  The other part of their four-part rumor shouldn’t even qualify as “rumor” because it’s obvious: “The filming will eventually overlap with some of Star Wars: Episode VIII.” That’s in the realm of possibility, but I can see it going either way.

Here’s the meat of their rumor: The new film will be about a young Han Solo and Aaron Paul wants to be attachedin some fashion”, although not necessarily playing Han.

Our sources tell us that this rumor is highly unlikely, and I hope that’s the case.  I don’t care about what a young Han Solo did just like I didn’t care about a young Darth Vader or a young Boba Fett or really where any or the original trilogy characters came from.  Yes, execution is part of it, but I want to go new places in Star Wars, and I don’t want to be stuck with a film where the entire time I’m comparing the character to Harrison Ford.   I also don’t want a new back story changing what I like about Ha, and I don’t need to know how the Millennium Falcon made the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs.

Just tell new stories.  It’s Star Wars.  People will show up.


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