Rumor: First Spin-Off Movie to be About Han Solo?


Since the first announcement about the spin-off movies there have been all kinds of rumors and speculations on what they could be about. We’ve heard it all – from characters outside of the movieverse, through Jedi/Sith origin stories to a trilogy of Obi-Wan spin-off movies. The latest rumors suggest that the first spin-off movie, directed by Gareth Edwards, will be about Han Solo…


So far the closest thing to an official word about the story of the spin-off movies was revealed on a Hasbro training course for retail employees taking place in Germany 7 months ago. It was a list with a possible release dates for the upcoming Star Wars movies:


2015: Episode VII

2016: Boba Fett
2017 : Episode VIII
2018 : Solo
2019 : Episode IX
2020: Red Five


The rumors that the first spin-off movie will be about Boba Fett seemed to be most poplar. Now Making Star Wars report another possible candidate for a first spin-off movie.


From MakingStarWars:

A code name for the production is: Luminac Industrial Goods


The filming will eventually overlap with some of Star Wars: Episode VIII. Who are they hearing the film is about?


Han Solo


They went on to say the word around the current production at Pinewood is that Aaron Paul is looking to be attached to the first Star Wars spin-off film in some fashion. There was no direct implication he was playing Han Solo.



I personally still believe that the first spin-off movie will be based on bounty hunter/s. Still here’s a pretty old rumor from Bleeding Cool, posted in 2013 that also suggested a young Han Solo recast:

“… I understand that casting for a young Han Solo has been happening for a few months now, alongside the casting for Episode VII. A basic description of the character – about as useful as “Han Solo, but young” – was created, agencies listed the role as a situation vacant and actors started to get in line. I don’t know if anybody has read for the role yet, but if they have, it was under an even heavier veil of secrecy than the saga casting is hiding. My best guess is that the filmmakers are very, very early in the process and just rounding up some candidates for now.”


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147 thoughts on “Rumor: First Spin-Off Movie to be About Han Solo?

  • December 26, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    My sources say that Justin Bieber has been cast as the role of young Han Solo.

    • December 27, 2014 at 5:58 am

      Please NO Justin Bieber

    • December 28, 2014 at 6:55 am

      somone PLEASE give us a new rumor. I’m sick of seeing this stupid Han Solo story still the newest news on this site.

      this rumor is so stupid I bet it’s true, just like the triple-bladed ligtsaber rumor of Kylo Ren.

    • December 26, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      The most unoriginal rumored story idea yet. Sigh……

      • December 27, 2014 at 4:51 am

        I’m divided on this rumor…

        On one hand, I know Disney wants to milk the OT to its death, so a Han Solo spinoff will be an extremely safe and predictable move (especially when audiences will want to see more of Han after his supposed death in Force Awakens.)

        On the other hand, a young Han Solo (if Han is a kid or young adult) would mean… returning to the PT era. It seems like Disney is doing their best to de-canonize Episodes I-III. Or so it seems.

        • December 27, 2014 at 3:29 pm

          What in the world makes you think Disney is trying to “de-canonize” the PT era? You must not be paying very much attention to how they are tying things together. If I had to guess I would bet you HATED Clone Wars and refuse to watch Rebels.

          Your loss.

      • December 28, 2014 at 12:36 am

        It’s not a story idea.
        It’s a CHARACTER idea.

        There can still be original stories using Solo.

  • December 26, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Makes sense that if Han solo is ‘killed off’ in EpVII, it would set it up perfectly for the first stand-alone to be about a young Han.
    No way would Aaron Paul be playing a young Solo – he doesn’t have the charisma of Ford. My choice would be Joseph Gordon Levitt – a nigh perfect fit.

    • December 26, 2014 at 9:51 pm

      Joseph Gordon Levitt a perfect fit – OK – can I have some of what you’re smoking?

      • December 26, 2014 at 10:42 pm

        It’s called ‘Charisma’!

      • December 27, 2014 at 1:56 am

        Better than Adam “I might whine like Hayden” Driver. MUAHAHAHA REY, I GOT YOU NOW! “AIEEEYEE JARTH MADEERRRA11”

    • December 27, 2014 at 8:57 am

      Gordon Levitt has more personality than Aaron Paul??? Oh dear …

      • December 27, 2014 at 10:36 pm

        Dylan O’Brien I think could do a great job at a young solo. Very good actor

      • December 29, 2014 at 6:59 pm

        Watch Sin City 2, for instance.

  • December 26, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    I am hoping for a miracle here, that Gary Whitta doesn’t turn in another turd, as he did with After Earth. Why he was chosen and on what merit, still remains a mystery.

    • December 26, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      The Book Of Eli and the games based on The Walking Dead, probably. Particularly the latter.

  • December 26, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Yeah, something more original would be better. Young Solo doesn’t sound interesting and if they do a Solo film set during the OT or later, there will probably be too much whining about comparisons to H. Ford. Hopefully the speculation will turn out to be bs.

    • December 26, 2014 at 10:48 pm

      There was a young Obi Wan (and a young ‘Anakin’) in the PT. Don’t remember many complaints about Ewan McGregor.

      • December 26, 2014 at 11:32 pm

        That’s because people aren’t apeshit over Alec Guinness or Sebastian Shaw like they are Harrison Ford.

    • December 27, 2014 at 12:23 am

      Agree. Worst idea ever a movie about young Solo. I don’t want to see Adventures of young Indiana Solo. There’s only one Harrison Ford. Besides, I really don’t need to know background o Solo, Boba, Leia…… I want some fuckingchlorians mystery! I hope this is just BS and the spin offs will open to us new Star Wars horizons, new characters, new adventures. With one exception – ObiWan Mcgregor movie 🙂

  • December 26, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    I would like to see a movie about obi wan between the PT and OT

  • December 26, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    “Han Solo, but young …” How young is young? I guess he is about 30 in A New Hope. Are we going to meet him as, say, a 20-year-old? Or will they push back into his teens? Then the setting would be just a few years after Revenge of the Sith.

    • December 27, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      An Interesting setting! Jedi Extermination, planets initial reactions to a tyrannical empire, boom in the “spice” industry due to Sidious’ sub-par law enforcement. There’s A LOT of potential there.

  • December 26, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    I’m not to keen on the idea of the spin offs being about Han. Don’t get me wrong, he is the best bad-a$$ in the holy saga! I just feel like it is being forced and would truly rile up the fanbase because he is such a sacred character… BUT… if they do a story of young Han, it would be a nice way to bridge the PT & OT together on film… but, what do I know about anything?!?!

  • December 26, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Boorrinnggg… Solo is cool n all but a 2 hour movie with just him? And it won’t even be Harrison Ford…?

    Make an original movie with characters we’ve never seen, say from when the force was originally discovered and who was able to master it?

    Star Wars: The Origin of the Force

    That would be way better

  • December 26, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Ah yes, let’s ruin the mystery behind the characters by making Star Wars: The Degrassi Years. Let’s move forward, not backward.

  • December 26, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    The opening scene can be Solo saving Chewie from slavery. The rest can be some version of the 80’s flick Ice Pirates. Good times.

  • December 26, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Greedo is one of my favorite characters!
    I wanna see him as the villain, would create a great link with the OT.

    • December 27, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      What? Greedo gets a cybernetic spider-shoulder and goes on a revenge thing against Admiral Solo… “I won’t miss this time!” – sort of thing? hm. Worse movies have been made…

  • December 26, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Get Anthony Ingruber. He’s already playing the young HArrison Ford in an upcoming movie. He’d be perfect.

    • December 26, 2014 at 10:35 pm

      Yes, Anthony Ingruber is amazing good.
      I can’t belive the similarity!

      • December 27, 2014 at 5:09 pm

        Wow…I’ve never seen him before you said that. Must be Ford’s love child!

      • December 28, 2014 at 12:04 am

        He is not ‘amazing’. He has done a funny impression of a very good actor with some ridiculous eye brow acting thrown in. A half decent short impersonation does not mean that he could carry an entire film, especially one under the amount of scrutiny that a Star Wars film would generate. Get REAL.

    • December 27, 2014 at 4:18 pm

      I think he can imitate Harrison perfectly.
      But here we are talking about acting skills, and i think he really needs to work on that.

      • December 28, 2014 at 11:42 am

        These video impressions are from at least 6 years ago. He is a professional actor and voice actor now, even going so far as portraying the young Harrison Ford in the upcoming movie AGE OF ADALINE.

    • December 27, 2014 at 10:05 pm

      I don’t know if Ingruber can act and be original. I don’t want someone just imitating HF like a carbon copy.

      Would you cast an impressionist in a real acting role?

  • December 26, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Anthony Ingruber for Han Solo

  • December 26, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    one movie is fine, but a trilogy would make me tired of obi-wan

  • December 26, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    I’am talking about the obi-wan trilogy…

  • December 26, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Sorry but nobody really wants to see Han Solo as a kid.

    • December 26, 2014 at 11:39 pm

      Well, i prefer Han Solo as a kid than recast Han solo in his 25 or 30.

      Well done? A Solo Kid (12-18 years) movie. Why not.
      Recast Han? Bad idea. Get other characters (i think there are a few in SW univers…)

  • December 26, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    A spin off about Darth Sidious would be epic.

    • December 27, 2014 at 11:21 pm

      A Plagueis movie!

  • December 26, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    They should make a film about Wuher instead.

  • December 26, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    A trilogy about Jar Jar Binks (post ROTS)

    • December 27, 2014 at 7:20 am

      That would be a great April fools day joke for disney to pull on everyone. Make a trailer and everything.

      “meesa bak”

      • December 28, 2014 at 5:24 am

        Messa back made me lol

    • December 28, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      Yeah, I bet Mr. Organa had some “kind” words to share with Binks. Maybe Jar Jar is Boba Fett’s first mission? ooooo….. the possibilities.

  • December 27, 2014 at 12:04 am

    The whole prequel film idea is lame. It will ruin the mystique of any character they attempt to tell a back story for. Hollywood’s current obession with the prequel/ reboot is tiresome and lazy and sucks a good idea dry in the name of making a fast dollar. The original Star Wars films worked SO well because they implied a historical element to the universe that was fun to think about but also added depth that gave it an epic quality. It’s good to have some mystery surrounding a character or environment. It doesn’t always have to realized and fleshed out, because it was never meant to be! A young Han Solo would be such a massive fail… Remember the last time they portrayed a major Star Wars character as a child? …. I’m sorry to say this PT trilogy fans but young Anakin DIDN’T work. It was a terrible, terrible mistake that can never be undone.

    • December 27, 2014 at 3:38 am

      Although I am hesitant on origin stories, don’t be foolish to think Anakin’s story failed because it was an origin story. No. His failed because it was a poorly executed one.

      • December 27, 2014 at 5:07 am

        Agree with Anon. Marty can go to hell.

    • December 27, 2014 at 10:14 am

      100% correct. I was once young and nieve enough to think the prequels would be awesome. Back when I thought GL could do no wrong. But I was sourly mistaken. One of the great thing about Star Wars is that it really felt like there was a real history that lead up to the events taking place on screen. It felt authentic. It’s the same thing that makes Tolkiens work so great. What the pt has proven is that there really never was a well thought out back story that lead to the Events of the ot. Which would have been fine if it was left alone and the illusion was intact. The truth is there isn’t any story to tell about Han solo, Ben kenobi or any of the other established characters. Yes there are some vague details but the don’t make a story worth hearing. The spin off movies in my opinion should only be very loosely connected to the Star Wars we all know already. That way they can serve to expand the universe instead of shrink it.

      • December 28, 2014 at 2:11 am

        i loved the PT and what i don’t understand is why so many people seem to hate it when they can simply ignore it. they still have the OT that they love – at least the special editions of the OT that they love.

    • December 27, 2014 at 6:01 pm

      Anakin was a totally great Idea, only they should have cast that one cartoony-looking guy in the Clone Wars. CW Anakin looked like someone who could punch you in the face (not the other way around). Hayden, I don’t blame him, but I don’t like him either, that’s the extent of my opinion on the guy.

      Yeah, origin stories CAN (maybe sorta) be cool, but they have to be made for the Right Reasons. X-Men Origins: Wolverine… ew.
      Wolverine (the Tokyo Edition, NOT A PREQUEL) had a cheap ending, but was overall very watchable.

      Hollywood should just make what is GOOD. Period.

    • December 27, 2014 at 8:55 pm


  • December 27, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Stupid stupid stupid..stop doing crap from before the OT

    Boring Hollywood fat arses

  • December 27, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Well , if they’ve perfected the de-aging cgi technology, they can just get Harrison Ford to play the part.

    • December 27, 2014 at 5:05 am

      Lucasfilm and Star Wars are against CGI, remember?

  • December 27, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Have you not seen the the young Geoff Bridges in Tron Legacy?? Awful. Embarrassing actually.

  • December 27, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Aaron Paul, WTF?

    Looks as much like Solo as my ass.
    Their gonna have to go Teenage, same as Last Crusade and good luck finding a Phoenix, but I believe it’s more do-able.

  • December 27, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Please No!

    Please make something NEW!!!
    I do not want Boba Fett, Han Solo ect.. movies.

    I want something new and original. All these spin-off movies will only mess up continuity of the main saga, and make all these characters over used.

    • December 27, 2014 at 3:43 am

      Give it time. Star Wars will give you plenty of new. We already have Rebels, and even VII’s looking to go in a different direction, overall, than what we saw in the EU.

  • December 27, 2014 at 1:11 am

    Of course the other reason to make a Solo movie so soon would be to enable Harrison Ford to take part, and all the re-casting rumours are nothing. A starring vehicle may have even been part of Harrison’s negotiating position.

    The other premise may be that the movie is actually about Solo AND the bounty hunters, Fett, Jabba etc; that murky past that the character had that was linked to that crew. This would allow Disney a much more marketable tentpole movie than one just about bounty hunters. Of course if it was about Han’s past there would need to be a recast.

  • December 27, 2014 at 1:54 am

    Disney’s gonna milk this cow dry.

    • December 29, 2014 at 7:07 pm


  • December 27, 2014 at 2:25 am

    Harrison Ford as Han Solo is irreplaceable.

    Better to stick with Bounty Hunters.

    Or better still, stick to the main movies and don’t do any spin-offs at all.

  • December 27, 2014 at 2:42 am

    Give us a character, NEVER mentioned.
    On a world, NEVER mentioned.
    Flying a ship NEVER seen or based on anything we have seen in the Star Wars Universe.
    And a story not derived from ANY existing Expanded Universe or otherwise.
    New Designers and New story writers.
    A pan of R2D2 in a Junk Pile, with dim light fluctuations in his singular occular.
    That is all that would be allowed from the past of a character.
    Something very new with the FEEL of Star Wars is possible and the mystery of when in the timeline left to interpretation would be superb.

    • December 27, 2014 at 4:46 am

      It’s called Guardians of the Galaxy. I always love these comments. Make a Star Wars movie that’s…NOT Star Wars.

      Just go watch other sf. Silly.

      • December 27, 2014 at 5:04 am

        You misunderstand. Guardians of the Galaxy was a Star Wars rip-off. And if you legitimately and truley think that overrated junk took place in the Star Wars universe, you’re cracked in the head.

        I agree with the first commenter. Originality is what I want to see, with hardly any ties to any past characters or places, but still retain a Star Wars feel. It is possible, you know, and not as hard as you may think.

        • December 27, 2014 at 5:51 am

          Actually, I think you are the one who is misunderstanding. I’m pretty sure Fallon meant that if you strip everything SW from a spin-off movie, you will end up with just another sci-fi movie. I do not think Fallon was implying at all that GotG took place in the SW universe.

          I think if the SW spin-offs were to take place in the same universe with very little ties to the PT, OT, &/or the ST, many fans would feel that Disney was simply cashing in on the name ‘Star Wars’.

          • December 27, 2014 at 6:07 am

            We would feel ripped off for getting original movies? They “should” make Star Wars (New Hope) style one off movies that stand on their own.

          • December 27, 2014 at 6:35 am

            I never said fans would feel ripped off for getting original movies. I’m all for spin-off movies that stand on their own, but just don’t strip it down to the bare bones.

            I’m really not interested in seeing a movie about Bob the Jedi who survived the Jedi purge in ROTS and is living in the far reaches of the universe hoping to avoid detection from Vader and Palpatine (neither of whom we ever get to see, as they are only mentioned by name once each in order to make it perfectly clear that what we are watching is indeed SW).

          • December 28, 2014 at 3:13 am

            The OP said s/he wanted “Something very new with the FEEL of Star Wars”. Anon agreed by saying “Originality is what I want to see, with hardly any ties to any past characters or places, but still retain a Star Wars feel”.

            By saying “bare bones “, I’m summing up what the two of them are saying – same universe with no or little ties to the existing movies. I think that would be a bad idea and not what I’m hoping they do with the spin-off movies. Of course that is my opinion and some may agree with me while some may not, it really doesn’t matter. I’ll pay to see them nonetheless and hopefully they won’t disappoint. Who knows, maybe a talented movie-maker will give us a SW spin-off movie (or movies) without any real connection to Episodes I-VI (and beyond) and it will be a real blast. I’m just skeptical.

      • December 27, 2014 at 6:01 am

        Star Wars should not be so constrained, people could make a Star Wars movie that doesn’t look like 1-6 and it will still be Star Wars. Sci-Fi action with some John Williams like music and maybe some new music plus the force. Bam just made a Star Wars movie, figuratively.

        • December 27, 2014 at 4:44 pm


          • December 27, 2014 at 6:11 pm

            I’m with “I Challenge…”. You can achieve the Atmosphere, Thematic Vision, Aesthetics and Pacing of a Star Wars movie WITHOUT having some random guy who happens to be named Jango Fett.
            That was the thing about what little I saw of the Star Trek film JJ made: CGI, new actors, subject matter whatever I don’t care, the film did not FEEL like any Star Trek episode I ever watched. I LOOKED a little like ‘Trek, it had it’s name, it’s ship, it’s people. But it’s Nature? No, nothing. It felt generic. I can (and do) get generic somewhere else.

            The same thing with LOTR, the LOTR Tril’ are so… Alive. There a Thing of Character.
            The Hobbit Tril’ is meh, good, but it doesn’t have SOUL, it’s just been forced a little too far, the Hobbit is ruled by it’s formula.

            I Sincerely, SINCERELY Hope JJ does not strip Star Wars’ SOUL. Formula is the norm, but Soul is worth protecting.

      • December 27, 2014 at 9:09 pm

        Fallon, Star Wars is not sci fi Silly.

  • December 27, 2014 at 2:44 am

    I’d rather not see a prequel about any more face characters. If they must, something with Vader between ROTS and ANH would be alright, but that’s about all I could see working. I don’t want to watch more recast roles.

    The Kenobi film(s) are my #1 most wanted right now, with McGregor’s established character. The only thing that sounds worse to me than a Solo solo film is a Fett film.

    • December 27, 2014 at 3:49 am

      Fett’s film worse than Solo’s? Please. It’s SOOOO much easier to find a young actor to play Fett in full costume. You don’t even need to see his face.

      • December 27, 2014 at 5:01 am

        But what exactly was Kenobi doing in his hideaway hut in Tatooie? Learning from ghost Yoda and ghost Qui Gon and…. not much else. Don’t get me wrong, I would love to see a Star Wars character drama, but look at the amount of hate George Lucas got when he emphasized “boring” politics in I, II, and III. This may not be accepted with Star Wars fans who want killer action scenes every 10 minutes.

      • December 28, 2014 at 5:45 am

        I should have been more specific, my apologies. My hesitance for a Fett film has nothing to do with the casting (since I would rather him never take his helmet off), but everything to do with killing any remaining mystique for the Fett character. To be honest, I’ve never been a huge fan anyway, if you take the EU out of the equation. I’ve just never “gotten” him, though I know plenty have.

        As for Kenobi, who says he stayed on Tatooine the whole time? In addition to learning from Qui-Gon and Yoda, and giving those characters a chance to come back, maybe he has been out searching for surviving Jedi, dodging the Empire, etc. Using his eyes to see the rise of the Empire era could easily make for one movie, if not more.

        • December 28, 2014 at 3:02 pm

          I’d watch the crap out of that movie. Especially if you bring Ewan back and Neeson as the qui-gon force ghost.

  • December 27, 2014 at 4:01 am

    Hate the idea of a Solo spin-off film. Let the Big 3 keep their characters, no lame recasting, so much more interesting stories to tell in the SW universe!

    • December 27, 2014 at 4:56 am

      I am getting images of JJ Abram’s Star Trek… and that’s not a good thing.

  • December 27, 2014 at 4:17 am

    Anthony Ingruber… my best choice for a young solo.

    • December 27, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      OMG! Never heard about Anthony Ingruber before, but he looks just like a young Harrison!

      I’m in if he’s in.

  • December 27, 2014 at 4:43 am

    Why Han Solo ? Its boring..I want Old Republic movie.. Darth Bane or Revan..

    • December 27, 2014 at 4:55 am

      Yes, West.

      I almost get angry thinking about what could have been. Instad of cashing in on the tried-and-true OT, these spinoffs would be so much more interesting if they were set in th Old Republic, back when the sith were super powerful and more numerous… it would also be a grat tie in to show what the heck Kylo Ren is attempting to “bring back,” if this is indeed the plotline of VII.

      Then again, I have no damned clue as to what Disney has planned for us so who knows, maybe they’ll do the right thing and make an Old Republic spinoff.

  • December 27, 2014 at 4:50 am

    I think they should just make KOTOR! I agreed with West!

    • December 27, 2014 at 4:48 pm

      Needs Re imagined

  • December 27, 2014 at 5:40 am

    It could work depending on who they cast. We could have young Solo circa A New Hope based on the previous rumors about the Falcon and the Bounty Hunter heist with the Desth Star Plans. People were wondering why Solo would be in the movie without the Falcon right before IV. And here is a rumor about Solo being the focus of the first film.

    Its similar to those old Vader rumors and Vader 2.0. We never get the whole story. One morsel of info is a small piece of a bigger puzzle.

  • December 27, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Please let it be about the Dianoga!!!
    Please let it be about the Dianoga!!!
    Please let it be about the Dianoga!!!!

    • December 27, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      Zombie Dianogas!

    • December 28, 2014 at 3:12 am

      What the heck? That creepy trash monster that watch too much “anime”?

  • December 27, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Anything works so long as the story and acting is done right. Han winning the Falcon… Bounty Hunters… It could all work if done very well. They type of movie that everyone after seeing it says ‘how come the rest of the movies aren’t like this one’. I’m not worried about the story as much as the writing, acting and directing.

  • December 27, 2014 at 7:43 am

    I’ve just seen Abram’s Star Trek last night, dude, I’am almost blind by the insane amount of lens flare in the whole f***ing movie!!!!!

  • December 27, 2014 at 8:27 am

    whoever they cast to play young solo should also play young indy in the next indy flick.

  • December 27, 2014 at 9:19 am

    I’m fine with this rumor. Makes sense, particulalry if ford Bows out after 7. I just really really hope the spinoff films are not all young ______ character we have already met. I’d love just some new story in the Star Wars universe. It’s so vast! Let’s get beyond tatooine and the characters we know, that’s what the numbered episodes are for!

  • December 27, 2014 at 10:11 am

    A combination of scum & villiany, Han’s story, with double agent royal diplomacy, Leia’s story, over-lapping in the same smuggling story but with Han & Leia never actually directly crossing paths or knowing of each other by name.

    However, Han’s story does include Leia’s Ka, which once alerted to Han’s role does follow him around and aid. To everyone including the audience, it is just a ghost type of character spooking things up, although right at end of film it is shown to be a Leia look alike to the audience, but not explained in any other way…until re-introduced and resolved with Han & Leia at the end of some typically wacked out fan fiction sequel trilogy

  • December 27, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Seeing boba fet as a brat in the prequal trilogy was enough ! I think there is one place to go knights of the old republic trilogy in the era of darth malgus and raven I’d like to see very early clumbersom light sabres that have litterly a power pack that has to be worn! N that old style r2 unit that I carnt remember the name or
    Or I’d like to see a film set in the very dark days before the rule of 2 a sort of Conan type of film set in early starwars history far enough back mot to disturb any mythos we already have

  • December 27, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    aaron paul looks nothing like a han solo!
    I think this is quite a bad idea. we already know most stuff about Han, and also, nobody I think will ever be a great match to Harrison Ford was when he played Solo.
    on the other hand, I’d like to see a boba fett movie, since we only see him in a mask in episodes IV-VI and only for a short time in episode II.

  • December 27, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    There goes my hopes for new stories etc, although I like Han Solo a lot, fav character, an origins story is not necessary…

    You’ve got The old Republic era where you could develop an entire trilogy off, I would rather see that, than origin stories of excisting character.

    I will still see this in the cinema offcourse, when it comes out.

  • December 27, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    It’s easier to make a filme about the Gangters of Star Wars wich will take Solo, fett, Jabba and others.

  • December 27, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    i’ve heard that they will make only one spin-off movie

  • December 27, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Ryan reynolds, if a little bit old could pull off the role

    • December 27, 2014 at 4:21 pm


  • December 27, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I would like Boba to remain a mystery. I would like to see a movie about Plagueis if he is not involved in the new trilogy/ or a story about a younger Sidious and his Turn.. I think a movie about Vader Post Episode 3 is inevitable.(money maker)

    • December 27, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      Did you not see Attack of the Clowns? Or watch the Clone Wars? What’s mysterious about Boba Fett anymore?

  • December 27, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Armand Hammer the guy who played the prince in Mirror Mirror and Kurt on Veronica Mars

    • December 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      I was thinking Armand Hammer would be a perfect Han Solo type or Jedi type role.

      His full name on Imbd is Armand Douglas Hammer but he’s also called Armie Hammer on that site.

      He’s done a lot of different roles and is also a voice actor,so he’d be perfect for Star Wars stand alone movies.

  • December 27, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    God, please no more origin story’s. The prequels screwed up the origin story’s for boba fett, darth vader, obiwan, and many others from the original trilogy. I would love to see new characters perhaps solders from the rebel side. Battlefront: Renegade Squadron comes close to what I’m thinking of, hunters hired by han solo to help the rebels defend against the empire during the battles of the original trilogy.
    It could be great reference to expand upon.

  • December 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    It just says Aaron Paul wants to be in it, not that he is.

    He is kind of a shrimp, so I don’t see him as Solo. You need a guy who looks like he can kick some ass.

  • December 27, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    No origin stories please, just recast Han but it must be perfect recasting and set the films either in the 30 year gap after Jedi or prior to A New Hope, but not I repeat not as a teenage Han.

    • December 27, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      I can’t image how or who they could cast.
      I remember when River Phoenix was cast as Young Indy in The Last Crusade…Awesome choice.
      There was a rumour that George wanted him for Anakin, but unfortunately we lost Phoenix.
      Who could pull off Han?
      I really can’t think of anyone and to place the spinoff close to Hans age in any of the films would a distraction.
      A young Solo adventure is interesting, but best left to novelizations.
      Imagine any actor of the day and you are headed for disappointment.

      • December 28, 2014 at 5:15 pm

        Aw man, I never heard that before. River would have rocked as Anakin. (in a good way)
        Man he was a great actor.

  • December 27, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Oh no, if this makes tons of money they may only make Solo spinoffs for years. All other spinoffs might end up on hold.

  • December 27, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Recast Han Solo and i’ll throw a brick into Disney headquarters

    • December 28, 2014 at 6:40 am

      Good luck with that.

  • December 27, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    The initial spinoffs are probably going to be based on well-known characters.

    Then, if they are successful, we can expect more creative, daring choices.

    Kind of like what Marvel is doing to the point where they can take a risk like Ant Man or Dr. Strange.

    I figured they would do Solo first because it is a safe choice, one of the fan favorites.

  • December 27, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    It might be cool. You could have Palps and Vader in the background.

  • December 27, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Still hoping for Bothan Spies film…

  • December 28, 2014 at 1:01 am

    carrie fishers on qi

    • December 29, 2014 at 7:14 pm

      The whole show was practically about Star Wars.

  • December 28, 2014 at 1:18 am

    Am I the only one who thinks that Han Solo is boring?

  • December 28, 2014 at 4:21 am

    Interesting to see Anthony Ingruber’s name pop up in these comments because the guy IS playing the young version of Harrison Ford’s character William in the Age of Adaline, which actually is quite amazing for Ingruber. And there’s been a fair bit of positive internet buzz surrounding his appearance in the trailer of that film. If Disney will go ahead with a Solo spin off this guy fits the bill in looks and mannerism where others don’t come close, but the appeal and charisma of Harrison Ford is Harrison Ford’s alone. Remains to be seen whether Ingruber has that X factor appeal in his first major acting role, but potentially unusual to begin a major acting career taking over Ford’s iconic characters which is highly unlikely.

  • December 28, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Honestly for all these rumors, I have a really hard time believing that all these gaming & toy companies, (i.e. Hasbro, Topps, etc.) NEED 12 months advance notice on character and plot specifics 12 months t begin designing their upcoming line of toys, games and figures.

    Yes they need advance notice, but do they really need more than a month to create product that looks like the similar blue and red cards of the late 70s.

    For as tight lipped as they’ve been, I’m thinking this is just a ploy to give us something to talk about.

  • December 28, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    A friend of mine was at Pinewood a few months ago (earlier in the week that filming for SW finished), doing some work on another film. Outside, there was an actor that looked exactly like a young Harrison Ford – he said he was probably a stand in or stunt double, but this did make him wonder about the possibility of a spin-off. If it turns out that this is our young Han Solo, they apparently found a good look-alike.

    It definitely wasn’t Harrison Ford, as my friend saw him a few times later (and dressed in what sounds like his costume for the film).

    You can also expect quite a lot of racially diverse Jedi and Rebel Pilots – there were loads of extras walking around… and Adam Driver is far taller than you’d expect.

    • December 28, 2014 at 10:42 pm

      I saw the same guy at Pinewood. He was really a homeless guy that asked me for change to get him a McDouble at the corner McDonalds. On another note, UK McDonalds are icky places.

      • December 28, 2014 at 11:38 pm

        Don’t be talkin smack about my Mickie Ds in the UK!

    • December 29, 2014 at 3:47 am

      “Cough” Anthony Ingruber “Cough”

  • December 28, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    What about Brian Cranston as old, semi-retired Boba Fett? Makes more sense than Aaron Paul as Solo.

    • December 28, 2014 at 11:10 pm

      Brian Cranston as Boba Fett? Hmm….now that’s a good idea!

  • December 28, 2014 at 6:37 pm


    Waaaaaaaa waaaaaaaa waaaaaaaa


  • December 29, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Anthony Ingruber IS Harrison Ford. He has already been cast as HF in a professional film and he already has Han Solo if this rumor is true.

    Whoever plays Han Solo must look and sound exactly like HF. Ingruber is our guy!

    • December 29, 2014 at 3:29 am

      I’ll say it again: Harrison Ford can’t be replaced.

      Anyone attempting to play Solo will simply get egg on their face along the same lines as the new Star Trek cast.

      Filling Ford’s shoes, or any other OT big three is an impossible task.

      So better to scrap this idea, and instead focus on something fresh and new.

      But you know, Disney and other film studios are lazy these days, they just care about a quick and sure buck.

      So they’ll probably try and replace Ford anyway and will fail miserably.

  • December 29, 2014 at 2:57 am

    Ohh. Its like a tribute cashon ripoff movie.

  • December 29, 2014 at 9:02 am

    No offense to Mr Paul, but unless the secret ability of the Corellian race is that they regrow their fading hairline once they, what, reach the age of 35, the Solo role might be a goner for him.

    A goner, like his hair. *Ba-dum tush.*

  • December 29, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Please, for the luvva God, no more Star Wars “Muppet Babies” nonsense!

    We don’t need to see yet another classic Star Wars character re-imagined as a precocious child. That particular creative turd was smeared all over the PT, and IMHO one of the smartest things Lucas did with ROTS was to ditch the whole “Han Solo grew up among the Wookiees” subplot that he was planning.

    To go back into that for the spin-off movies would just be a damned shame, when there are so many other stories to be told.

    Recasting Han Solo as a 20 year-old would be a dicey enough proposition, and I tend to agree with those who don’t see a lot of value in doing so (other than to Disney if they’re looking to sacrifice franchise quality for the sake of a quick buck.) But if they must do a Solo spin-off, IMHO they need to avoid setting it during Han’s childhood. Avoid it like the flippin’ plague.

  • December 29, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    the best untold story would be that of Vader after E-III before E-IV…
    A very bad ass and pissed of vengeful Vader hunting down and destroying the Jedi, full establishment of the Empire and the ride and formation of the rebellion, middle aged Obi Wan, you can get Yoda in there… that would be an amazing story and could be extremely exciting and dynamic

  • December 29, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    There was a rumour earlier this year that Anthony Ingruber was playing Han Solo in a flashback scene in EpVII.

  • December 29, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    I really hope this is not going to happen……….noone wants to see a fuckin Han Solo movie….and noone wants to see anyone but Harrison Ford Play Han Solo…it would flop on the same magnitude that young Indiana Jones flopped..I hope this is just another stupid the dumb Obi wan trilogy people made up….What they really need to do is get on the ball with the episode 1-3 remakes they plan on doing….screw these spin off movies

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