Star Wars boss wants to give Lando his own movie after all

Donald Glover’s role as Lando Calrissian in Solo A Star Wars Story will apparently continue with his own cinematic spinoff

If a Lando film moves forward, what story would you like it to tell?

Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25.

Kathleen Kennedy, president of LucasFilms, said in an interview with Premiere France that she hopes there will be a spin-off starring Glover as Lando Calrissian, according to io9.

Directed by Ron Howard from a script by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke as Qi'ra and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca.

The quote seems straight forward.

How much do you trust Kathleen Kennedy's pronouncements about the future of Star Wars?

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Premiere France has since adjusted their article due to the vast backlash they've received. This translates to: "We would love to tell one day a story dedicated to Lando Calrissian, but that is not topical*".

Following the publication of our article, Lucasfilm informs us that there would have been a misunderstanding between our journalist and Kathleen Kennedy.

"Representatives later confirmed the mistranslation to i09, with the rep stating "[Kennedy] said it's something she'd like to do one day in the future".

Billy Dee Williams originated the character of Lando Calrissian in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, but he's set to make his big screen return in Solo, played by Donald Glover.

I can't see a Lando movie not happening, considering both fan reaction to the glimpses of Glover's portrayal we've gotten in the Solo lead-up, as well as the fact that Glover is already signed on for multiple movies.

LucasFilm have always been rumoured to be planning sequels for Solo, but it presumably depends on how the movie fares at the box office when it opens later this month.

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