Thursday, 24 January, 2019

Lucasfilm Shoots Down Report About Donald Glover's Lando Calrissian Spinoff Film

Jonathan Olley Jonathan Olley
Stacy Diaz | 16 May, 2018, 23:49

From the context of the interview, it seems Kathleen Kennedy is implying that it follows Solo: A Star Wars Story within the chronology of the Star Wars canon.

"We think that the next spinoff will be dedicated to Lando Calrissian".

With the assist of Google Translate, here's a rough translation of what she said: "There are still many stories to be told about Han and Chewbacca, but Lando will be next".

However, shortly after the article was released executives from Lucasfilm said that the quote was inaccurate and a result of translation issues between the journalist and Kennedy. "A Lucasfilm representative told io9 that "[Kennedy] said it's something she'd like to do one day in the future". But we hope that decision ends up being the one Lucasfilm makes.

And thankfully, he's gotten so much more than just a part in someone else's story.

When a report from the French version of Premiere quoted Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy at saying a Lando Calrissian spin-off starring Donald Glover was next up for the Star Wars universe, people understandably got excited. Girls Trip was one of the breakout comedy hits of last summer.

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Solo isn't even out, and already, people want more of Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian.

"I was trying to get them in the movie, you know, very hard", Kasdan told ScreenRant.

It's nearly a no brainer to give the character and actor combination of Lando Calrissian and Donald Glover a shot at headlining a movie sometime down the line.

Solo: A Star Wars Story premieres in theaters on May 25th.

Although news about a new Lando film is popping up everywhere on the internet, as of this writing, there is no concrete plan for it.