Following the noise a few days ago that Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul is poised to lead the first Star Wars Spin-Off Film...further rumors about the flick have surfaced.
A while back chatter suggested the film will feature a team of bounty
hunters and include a young Han Solo and his wookie co-pilot Chewbacca.Then more noise came that suggested the spinoff will focus on a team of
bounty hunters hired by the Rebels to steal the plans of the first Death Star, as a result viewers would see the Millennium Falcon in action during the movie.
Sources for Bad Ass Digest now say that the film "is about a group of
'pirates' as opposed to 'bounty hunters,' which could easily include
young Mr. Solo." So rather than focusing on a group of characters like
those we saw in "The Empire Strikes Back," we'd follow a team of
likable rogues akin to James Gunn's film adaptation of Marvel 's Guardians of the Galaxy" .
"Godzilla" reboot director Gareth Edwards is going to direct the film which will be released in between J J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" and "Looper" and "Brick" writer-director Rian Johnson's
"Star Wars: Episode VIII". There's also rumors
that elements from the spin-off will overlap with Ep VIII.
Production on the project
is expected to get underway at Pinewood Studio sometime in 2015, likely after the currently shooting James Bond film "Spectre" wraps. It is currently
targeting a late 2016 release.