We’ve got another new rumor from the ‘Star Wars‘ cinematic universe to share with you and this time it’s the possible plot for the Gareth Edwards and Gary Whitta helmed spin off film.

So what will the first of the ‘Star Wars’ spin off films be all about? According to rumors, the film will be a heist type of movie with a group of people trying to steal the plans of one of the most important weapons in the galactic Rebels vs Empire war – the first Death Star. That description alone makes me think of a young Han Solo or even a ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ meets ‘Oceans Eleven’ vibe.

/Film got the details from a reliable source but hasn’t been able to get a confirmation from Lucas films or any of their other contacts in the studio so take this with a grain of salt, but they believe they’ve gotten enough unofficial confirmation that this is what we’ll be seeing in 2016.

If that is true, this puts the film and the band of rogues not in the time of ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens,’ but actually taking place prior to ‘A New Hope.’ If that is the case, maybe we could see a CGI’d younger Harrison Ford to return in a Han Solo cameo? He seems like the type of character who might at least be approached for such a mission. They’ve also heard a rumor that the Millennium Falcon is in the film though Solo isn’t. Could it be stolen? Could Lando be borrowing it? Could it just be a background shot?

It also sounds as if the central character in the movie will initially be introduced in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ which means he will be older when we first see him. If this is the case, one likely candidate is whichever character Max Von Sydow (‘Minority Report’,’Shutter Island’) ends up playing in ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.’

So while there has been no official acknowledgement of this a few have of their contacts have said that this was at least partially true.

Do you think this is a likely direction for the film? Would you be excited to see a new ‘Star Wars’ movie from the time period prior to Luke finding out that he is a Jedi or would you prefer that it be set in the time period of the new films? Share your thoughts below!