Disney have announced the latest ‘Star Wars’ spin-off, which will be directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord (‘The Lego Movie’), will focus on iconic smuggler Han Solo and his life before encountering The Force. Scheduled for release on 25 May 2018, fans will have to wait a bit longer to find out who plays Solo. But odds on favourite with the bookies right now is Aaron Paul of ‘Breaking Bad’ fame.
Also up for consideration: Aaron Taylor-Johnson (‘Kick-Ass’), Josh Hutchinson (‘Hunger Games’) and Chris Pratt, but maybe that’s just because he looks a lot like a young Harrison Ford? Then there’s Armie Hammer (‘Lone Ranger’), Chris Hemsworth, Jack O’Connell, Zac Efron and Nicholas Hoult.
With all that talent and all that choice there are no confirmations yet, but this week Aaron Paul dropped a heavy hint on Twitter and Instagram by saying “My dreams are coming true #StarWars”. Smoke and mirrors or the real deal?