Update: Following on from the initial publication of their article, Premiere have updated (via io9) with a clarification from a Lucasfilm rep. It seems a misunderstanding took place and, while a Lando movie is "something [Kathleen Kennedy would] like to do one day in the future" it's not next on the agenda. Original story follows...
All throughout the marketing for Solo: A Star Wars Story, one thing has been Kyber crystal clear: Donald Glover is a perfect fit for a young Lando Calrissian.
While doubts have swirled around Alden Ehrenreich, who takes on the title character, along with behind-the-scenes issues and questions as to the 'point' of the movie, Glover's Lando has looked every bit as cool and charming as Billy Dee Williams' version, something the reviews have since confirmed.
It's led to a lot of people wishing Solo was instead Lando: A Star Wars Story, and fans of the Cloud City chief may well have their wish granted. Speaking to Premiere France at the Cannes premiere of the new movie, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed a Lando film was in the works, saying:
"We think that the next spinoff will be dedicated to Lando Calrissian. Of course, there are still many stories to tell about Han and Chewbacca but Lando will be next. “
Not only is Glover's Lando getting a lot of hype, but the actor-writer-director-musician is a huge deal right now outside of Star Wars and is one of the most talented creatives around. A movie showing his rise from smuggler to the man running a city could be fascinating, and Glover is more than capable of leading his own film.
Solo is the first in a potential series of films, with Ehrenreich signing on for three instalments, although it's unclear whether that might include an appearance in a Lando movie. According to IndieWire there are no concrete plans just yet, but an official announcement of the future stories can't be too far off.
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