Earlier today we wrote about Star Wars vet Lawrence Kadsan (The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi) writing the script for the Boba Fett-based standalone film that’s coming after Episode VII drops in 2015. Godzilla director Gareth Edwards will direct the first spinoff, while Chronicle’s Josh Trank will play the same role for the second. That film will supposedly revolve around the early days of everyone’s favorite scruffy Nerf Herder, Han Solo. While that project is still way off in the distance, supposedly it won’t come down until 2018, it may draw heavily from a discarded Lucasfilm project called Star Wars Underworld.
Underworld is one of those mythical pieces of Star Wars lore that we’ve heard rumblings about for years but never actually seen. It was originally supposed to be a live action television show. Eventually the show was abandoned because, economically speaking, it would have been insanely unfeasible to film a weekly, serialized show of this magnitude. But according to Slashfilm, who did some digging into the matter, this could figure prominently into the Han Solo movie.