The geekosphere has been in meltdown today ever since Entertainment Weekly broke the news that beloved Star Wars character Han Solo could be getting his own stand-alone spin-off prequel film (a stand-off-quel? A pre-spin-alone? A pre-stand-spin-alone-off-quel?). A stand-alone film about Boba Fett is also on the drawing board, but since George Lucas' prequel trilogy took care of dramatizing that character's backstory, the infamous bounty hunter's spin-off flick would reportedly take place somewhere in between Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope and Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back, or Empire and Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi.
Solo's origin story, however, has yet to be told on the big screen. His film would reportedly be set between Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, allowing for roughly 18 years of his life to explore. If the filmmakers choose to follow the Star Wars canon already set down in a series of novels, comics, and other official material known as the Extended Universe, there is a wealth of rich material on how Han Solo came to be in that fateful Mos Eisley cantina. Here's what we'd most want to see. (Warning: Potential MAJOR SPOILERS follow.)