Breaking Bad alum Aaron Paul responded on social media to the speculation that he's attached to a Star Wars spin-off film which would focus on Han Solo.
Who's starting these rumors? This one is actually making me believe I have a job in 2015. Very exciting. #StarWars http://t.co/M06dSt4Ee5— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) January 3, 2015
Last month Jason Ward, editor-in-chief of Making Star Wars shared what he learned from a source close to production.
"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," Ward reported. "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. So today’s information comes from a friend that did give us legit Star Wars: The Force Awakens set photos and more."
Ward added, "A code name for the production is: Luminac Industrial Goods. They go 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."
Last February LucasFilm announced three spin-off films that would be released in 2016, 2018 and 2020 between the releases of the main Star Wars movies, with Godzilla director Gareth Edwards being tapped to direct the first of the films.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens lands in theaters this December.