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.
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?
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.”