While the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ film featuring the story of young Han Solo has had its critics, a lot of people are already in love with Donald Glover‘s portrayal of Lando Calrissian. Reportedly, studio chief Kathleen Kennedy has mentioned what a lot of people have been asking for since about the time the first trailers for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ were released. Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian may be getting his own spin-off movie.
Kennedy has said:
“We think that the next spin-off will be dedicated to Lando Calrissian. Of course, there are still many stories to tell about Han and Chewbacca, but Lando will be next.”
This reveal from Kennedy came when she spoke to Premiere France. Based on the context of the quotes (originally in French), it sounds like this Lando spin-off will be “next” in the sense that it will be the chapter that follows ‘Solo,’ not that it necessarily will be the next ‘Star Wars’ movie to go into production or even the next ‘Star Wars’ spin-off movie to come out. Although, it’s so early that it’s difficult to be sure of any of that.
The question of what will come next in the ‘Star War’s universe has yet to be answered, but there are several potential answers. The current rumor has been that an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie is already in pre-production, though that has never been confirmed. ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ director Rian Johnson is working on a new trilogy and the pair behind ‘Game of Thrones’ is also working on future films. Lucasfilm was working on a Boba Fett movie at one point, and rumors of that project have never entirely gone away. We can now add a Lando movie to the list of films we expect to see, with no idea when we actually expect to see them.
Whatever the case, it seems that we can all look forward to more Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian down the road, at some point, eventually. We don’t know when we’ll see Lando again after ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story,’ but when we do, he’ll likely take the lead.
UPDATE: LucasFilm has since offered a clarification of Kathleen Kennedy’s quote, saying ‘Star Wars’ is interested in making a Lando movie when it’s relevant. So, that may be next. It may be somewhere down the line, but given the early buzz about Lando, I think most people are crossing their fingers it’ll be soon.