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RUMOR – STAR WARS Spin-Off Centered Around a Young Han Solo; Aaron Paul Interested in Project

Posted on December 29, 2014 at 10:49 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


How can we leave 2014 without some more dubious Star Wars rumors?  Last month, we reported that Gareth Edwards’ Star 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’m not as excited to see a Star Wars film about a young Han Solo, so I’m hoping this new rumor is false.  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 harrison_ford_empire_strikes_back_han_solo_01-428x600of 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 attached “in some fashion”, although not necessarily playing Han.

With what we know from our sources this rumor is highly unlikely, and I hope that’s the case. A Gareth Edward’s bounty hunter led heist film sound a lot more promising. Additionally I am not sure I want to “waste” a Star Wars film exploring Han’s formative years. I want to see new people and places in these Star Wars films and not fall back on the model that doomed uncle George with the Prequels. Let us assume the trials that made Han the scoundrel he is, look what happened to Vader when we explored his back story.

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