We’re not even close to having Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters and there’s already talk and speculation about the next movie in the franchise. That would be the first of the rumored spin-off films, namely the one being helmed by Godzilla director Gareth Edwards.
The reports are stemming from unverified rumors being spilled by the site Making Star Wars. According to a friend, one that did hook them up with “legit Star Wars: The Force Awakens set photos and more,” the Edwards spin-off film is going to revolve around the adventures of young Han Solo.
I generally shy away from reporting too much on the specifics of the stand-alone spin-off Star Wars films because we hear so much stuff it can be difficult to know what to take seriously. Since there has never been a Star Wars spin-off film like what we’re about to get, there’s no good or bad track record. For this reason, we’re having to rely pretty much entirely on the sources that have panned out for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. (via)
The post does indicate that there is no direct confirmation that Aaron Paul will be playing a young Han Solo, but he is rumored to be attached. If there was some way for people writing about this to will it into existence, I think they would. I’m content in saying he MIGHT play Han Solo, but it’s far too early to tell at this point.
It’d be just as easy for me to write up a thing saying, “Borat to play Boba Fett’s uncle in Star Wars spin-off.” It might be just as true, although I have an easier time believing Aaron Paul as Han Solo. Chewie will be played by Adam Morrison.