The movie, a prequel story for Han Solo, is due out in May after extensive reshoots by new director Ron Howard.
And now that Episode 8 in the main saga is out on release, LucasFilm are allegedly plotting the build-up to their next motion picture.
The Editor of movie site Cinelinx tweeted: “Welp…we’ll definitely be seeing some #Solo stuff within the next 2-3 weeks. #StarWars.”
He added: “Actually, probably sooner. Like coming up pretty quick. #Solo.”
It’s unclear what the writer, Jordan Maison’s sources are, but the rumour is certainly feasible; after all there isn’t long to go at all before the film is actually released.
Solo has a very high bar to meet: the first main spin-off in the series, Rogue One, was released last year to huge acclaim and box office success.
Solo stars Alden Ehrenreich as the titular character; made famous by Harrison Ford in the original trilogy.
He’s joined by Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, and Paul Bettany in another pivotal role.
Amelia Clarke, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Thandie Newton and Woody Harrelson are also aboard.
Howard took over after Phil Lord and Chris Miller were ditched by LucasFilm.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is out on May 25, 2018.