We’re still years away from the first Star Wars spinoff movie, and as such there’s plenty of time for rumors that may have absolutely zero basis in reality to circulate. So, what to make of these whispers of Aaron Paul playing a young Han Solo? According to Paul himself, not much:

Who's starting these rumors? This one is actually making me believe I have a job in 2015. Very exciting. #StarWars http://t.co/M06dSt4Ee5

— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) January 3, 2015

So it’s not an outright denial, but it’s also far from anything resembling a confirmation. Does Paul have the wise-ass sort of swagger necessary to play Han? No doubt. But could this rumor be nothing more than a fantasy conjured in some random fanboy’s brain then passed off as fact online to a blindly-accepting public? Most definitely.

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[via UPROXX]