Will Lando Get the Next 'Star Wars' Spinoff? Lucasfilm Clarifies Comments

Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian in SOLO A STAR WARS STORY

Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian in SOLO A STAR WARS STORY

With the assist of Google Translate, here's a rough translation of what she said: "There are still many stories to be told about Han and Chewbacca, but Lando will be next".

What Kennedy actually said was Lucasfilm would love to eventually make a Lando spin-off one day, but this is now not a priority.

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. Lucasfilm chalked it up to a misunderstanding between Kennedy and the reporter. But maybe that's good news for Obi-Wan? It is the second in a series of planned standalone "Star Wars" movies meant to exist outside the main trilogies. Kathleen Kennedy says whether or not direct sequels to Solo happen will depend on audience response and box office success.

The fact that Kennedy seems open to future films focused on the young Han Solo and his co-pilot Chewbacca won't be surprising to fans once Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters. Glover's involvement in future "Solo" films is unclear, but according to Kennedy he could be stepping into the spotlight for his own film in the future.

Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca in SOLO A STAR WARS STORY
Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca in SOLO A STAR WARS STORY

While we patiently await the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story next week, today we get a fresh batch of Star Wars news.

And that step may come sooner than you think. We'll always show up for Han and Chewie, but the early buzz suggests Lucasfilm picked the wrong sidekick to take center stage.

We are intrigued by the thoughts of a Lando spinoff, but also interested to see where his backstory leads. Kristy Puchko's mostly negative review at Pajiba is, "Can we get a Lando movie now, please?"

The next Star Wars movie in cinemas will be the very highly anticipated Episode 9 in 2019.


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