Robert Rodriguez says he'd direct a Han Solo Star Wars spin-off

"I like the whole idea of them doing off-shoot films"

Robert Rodriguez will have Star Wars fanboys-and-girls bubbling with excitement at the admission that he'd be up for directing a Han Solo spin-off.

In a chat with MTV, the Sin City, Desperado and Spy Kids filmmaker said, "I don't mind them doing more Star Wars. I also like the whole idea of them doing off-shoot films, like you just have a Boba Fett movie over here.

"There's so much you can do. George has built such an enormous world... Who's going to live up that? It's almost like they should just branch it out, and let people play with those characters. There's such rich stuff."

Rodriguez goes on to explain the influence George Lucas' space operas had on him, and thinks that the bearded director would suggest he created his own sci-fi universe.

But Rodriguez admits that, if pressed, he wouldn't be able to resist doing a Han Solo movie. "If there was something that somebody said, 'Here, Han Solo, his own adventures.' I'd go do that."

While it's all just banter at this stage, it's enough to incite feverish alternate-universe daydreams of what might be. The only problem is, who could convincingly essay a young Harrison Ford?

Rodriguez is currently working on comic-book sequel/prequel Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, which is earmarked for a 4 October 2013 release. He has also wrapped shooting on Mexploitation follow-up Machete Kills, due out in September 2013.

Would you give Rodriguez the keys to a Solo spin-off? Who would you cast? Tell us below...


    • mattburgess

      Jan 30th 2013, 16:44

      Call me crazy, but I'd cast Harrison Ford...

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    • RubberJoshy

      Jan 30th 2013, 16:54

      Who to cast instead of Harrison Ford: Tom Hardy (works even better for Indiana Jones)

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    • FBJRider

      Jan 30th 2013, 17:46

      I wouldn't let Rodriguez within 1,000,000 miles of the Star Wars franchise. I imagine his take would be the Phantom Menace times a billion.

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    • ashharquraishi

      Jan 30th 2013, 18:09

      I've always thought Matthew Davis looks a heck of a lot like a young Harrison Ford. I think he could pull it off.

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    • FBALeal

      Jan 30th 2013, 18:36

      Rodriguez would be great for spin-off movie. One that would not be so tied by the mythology rules and such. Rider, you don't know what you are talking about.

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    • Hadouken76

      Jan 30th 2013, 19:04

      Han Solo : The Early years, what everyone wanted the Prequels to be

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    • marc96

      Jan 30th 2013, 19:48

      @ashharquraishi thats a good call with Matthew Davis, wouldnt have thought of him but could definitely see him in the role

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    • BobTheSkull

      Jan 30th 2013, 21:43

      Jees... I had no clue who Matthew Davis was so IMDB'd him.... there is one pic inparticular in there that is practically a double for a young Ford... albeit with a scary spikey hair-do...

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 31st 2013, 1:21

      And in other news Quentin Tarantino wants to direct a Spock spin-off.

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    • alexr

      Feb 1st 2013, 11:39

      What about Fassbender?

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    • huntertrevathan

      Feb 25th 2013, 21:45

      Everybody check out Anthony Ingruber. Hes absolutely perfect for the role.

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