Updated: Thursday, 07 February 2013 20:30 | By Relaxnews

Google+ trends: countdown to Chinese New Year, Han Solo to feature in spin-off?

On Thursday, February 7, Google+ users are counting down to Chinese New Year and discussing rumors that Star Wars character Han Solo is set to star in a spin-off film from the franchise. 


Google+ trends: countdown to Chinese New Year, Han Solo to feature in spin-off?

Google+ trends: countdown to Chinese New Year, Han Solo to feature in spin-off?

According to reports by Entertainment Weekly that emerged Wednesday, The Walt Disney Co., which now owns the Star Wars franchise, is planning spin-off projects, including one featuring Han Solo.

The spin-off would, according to reports, focus on the loveable smuggler's origin story set between "Revenge of the Sith" and the first Star Wars film ("A New Hope").  The spin-off would require a new young male lead to play Han Solo, who was initially made famous by Harrison Ford .

The same report also claims that Disney is planning a spin-off based around the story of bounty hunter Boba Fett; it is not known who will direct or feature in either of the spin-offs.

Also trending on Google+ Thursday is Chinese New Year. Though the event doesn't take place until February 10 Google+ users are already sharing their plans and ideas for celebrating the day.

This year will, as according to Chinese tradition, be the year of the snake or serpent.  

The top 5 most talked about topics on Google+ on February 7 at 10:30 AM GMT are:

01.  #JeudiKeepCalm
02.  #HanSolo
03.  Chinese New Year
04.  #LeavesOnThursday
05.  Gmail

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