While there is no evidence that he will be playing a younger version of Han Solo, it is rumored that Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul is set to headline the Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off. This will be the first franchise movie made after Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and is believed to revolve around the space pirate and his co-pilot Chewbacca. Though, there is no confirmation on any of this from Disney or LucasFilm, and is only being considered a rumor for the time being.
Making Star Wars delivered the news, which they claim comes from a source that has already given them legitimate Star Wars: The Force Awakens set photos and other information. As often been rumored, It is believed that the first spinoff will revolve around Han Solo, though its doubtful that Aaron Paul will be playing that specific character. Making Star Wars has learned that the Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off will begin shooting just as the 24th Bond movie, Spectre, begins to wind down production at Pinewood Studios outside London in the UK sometime in 2015.
Star Wars: Episode VIII, to be directed by Rian Johnson, will overlap with the Han Solo spinoff. Though, its not clear if Harrison Ford will be reprising the role of Han Solo in both or either movie. Some rumors claim that Han dies at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, while other rumors claim he is the main star of the next sequel. Its also believed that if he is not starring in the Han Solo spinoff, his older version of the character may bookend the film.
The Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off is going to reportedly shoot under the code name Luminac Industrial Goods, though at this time there doesn't seem to be any specific Star Wars reference in that fake title. It should be noted that Aaron Paul recently portrayed Luke Skywalker in the Jason Reitman Live Read of the Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back script, which had Ellen Page as Han Solo. Its not clear who Aaron Paul will play, or how he might fit into the overall Star Wars universe.