One of the highlights of the upcoming SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY is said to be Donald Glover‘s portrayal of Lando Calrissian, which got fans wondering just when we’d get to see the character star in his own spin-off. While interviewing Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy last week, Premiere magazine reported that Kennedy had indicated that a Lando spin-off was being fast-tracked, but Lucasfilm chimed in shortly afterwards and Premiere added a correction which stated: “Following the publication of our article, Lucasfilm informs us that there would have been a misunderstanding between our journalist and Kathleen Kennedy. ‘We would love to tell a story about Lando Calrissian one day, but it’s not actually happening now, it would be fun to tell the story of Han and Chewie …’” That’s not to say that a Lando Calrissian movie won’t be a part of the STAR WARS franchise at some point in the future, but it won’t be happening quite yet.
How does Donald Glover feel about a possible LANDO: A STAR WARS STORY? Well, Entertainment Weekly got the chance to ask the actor that when he appeared on a SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY Town Hall that will air on SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio (channel 105) on Thursday, May 24 at 6 p.m.
It would always be fun to be Lando again. I would love to do it again. It’s really fun. The movie, I feel like, is wide open. This part of the universe without the… I feel like with the Skywalkers, it’s hard, because it’s almost like the Bible. There’s a story that you have to tell, and the lineage of that family. I feel like out here its like, yeah, we’re just like husters and gamblers and space pirates, essentially, so you can do a lot more and have a lot more fun. And I like those movies a lot. I like the comedy of them, the silliness and also the adventure. I think it would just be fun to do.
Although Donald Glover has previously spoken about how nice it was to merely show up as an actor on SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, as opposed to writing or producing in addition to performing, he’s not about to rule out writing a Lando film himself. “I mean, yeah. I think it would be fun to do,” said Glover. “It would be cool to see, like, Frasier in Space — like, a high-end guy in space. All of these characters are very specific and they have very specific points of view, so it’s always going to be fun to see them traveling around to a planet that is the opposite of what they’re used to…. And all of that seems like it would be fun to write, for sure. But it also is nice to not have to write that. It’s also nice to just, you know, show up in a cape and get pointed in the right direction.“
The official synopsis for SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY:
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY will hit theaters on May 25th.