Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Lucasfilm Would Love to Eventually Make a Lando Spin-Off

Lucasfilm Would Love to Eventually Make a Lando Spin-Off

The French magazine Premiere recently interviewed Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy at the Cannes Film Festival.

She added: 'Of course, there are still so many stories to tell about Han and Chewbacca but Lando will be next'. Directed by Ron Howard (who joined production after Lucasfilm fired the the film's initial directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller), Solo stars Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo, stepping into the nearly-impossible-to-fill shoes of Harrison Ford, along with Glover, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, and Paul Bettany. It seems like that story could be told in what's likely going to be Lando: A Star Wars Story.

Donald Glover even knew he was the right choice and celebrated the casting in style himself.

The quote from Premiere reads as follows: "Nous adorerions raconter un jour une histoire consacrée à Lando Calrissian, mais ce n'est pas d'actualité".

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

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Depending on your (certain point of view) next could mean a great many things. "My dad imprinted me with this kind of Star Wars longing, because it does feel like the Bible to me in a lot of ways".

Those of you hoping for an Obi-Wan film, don't sweat it.

"We think that the next spin-off will be dedicated to Lando Calrissian", Kennedy said. Well, it's not impossible that Lando's film could be in 2020, with Obi-Wan's standalone following in 2021, as ComicBook also acknowledges.

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.

So what sort of schedule can we expect if Lando is suddenly next in the pipeline? If you are late to the party, you definitely need to check it out.

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