Even though it was only a couple of weeks ago that Aaron Paul was cast as Luke Skywalker in a reading of The Empire Strikes Back, rumours are emerging today that he might be playing Han Solo in the first of the Star Wars spin off movies that should be hitting cinemas sometime in 2016.
The rumour comes from Jason Ward, the editor in chief of Star Wars fan site Making Star Wars, which has presented accurate information about the new Star Wars movie in the past to be fair. Here’s what he had to say about it:
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.
A code name for the production is Luminac Industrial Goods. [The source goes] on to say there’s going to be a really interesting situation at Pinewood Studios. 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.
OK so that is a slight jump to think that Aaron Paul will definitely be playing Han Solo in the film, but given how excited he was about just doing a reading for Luke Skywalker you think he would be even more keen to play Han Solo in a new movie right? And you just know he would be a completely badass Han Solo, bitch.