Following reports that Robert Pattinson was in line to play Indiana Jones in a new re-boot, it's now been reported that he will play a different Harrison Ford role, as a young Han Solo.

A further Star Wars movie has been green-lit to follow Episode VII which is currently in production and according to HollywoodLife it could be a film about a young Han Solo, a role made famous by Ford.

A source told HollywoodLife, "Everyone has been talking about the possibility that Rob will be the new Indiana Jones, but that's not going to happen.

"What has been talked about is a standalone Han Solo film, younger Han Solo before everything that happened in Star Wars, and the person who is on the high list to get the part is Robert Pattinson."

Star Wars: Episode VII is currently filming and is slated for release in December 2015.