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Standalone 'Star Wars' film about Lando Calrissian in the works

Standalone 'Star Wars' film about Lando Calrissian in the works

Talk that Glover-as-Lando's journey might continue was stirred on Wednesday, when French publication Premiere reported that Lucasfilm studio chief Kathleen Kennedy said Lando will get a spin-off. The decision to explore Lando's story is the right one, and not a surprising one. Apparently reporters simply mistranslated the quote.

Judging by the initial reactions to Solo: A Star Wars Story, Donald Glover has been getting a lot of praise as Lando, and it would make sense that Lucasfilm might want to bank on that popularity.

"We think that the next spinoff will be dedicated to Lando Calrissian", Kennedy told Premiere in a story published early Wednesday (May 16).

Solo: A Star Wars Story is released on May 25.

Lando Calrissian appears in the upcoming Han Solo movie played by Donald Glover, with it probably safe to assume he will be back for the new spinoff flick.

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Fired directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller reportedly wanted a "Guardians of the Galaxy" vibe for "Solo: A Star Wars Story" before Ron Howard replaced them. Lucasfilm has clearly been long aware of his appeal, as the video of Glover giving a tour of Lando's Millennium Falcon (cape room included) was created to give fans exactly what they want.

Although news about a new Lando film is popping up everywhere on the internet, as of this writing, there is no concrete plan for it. A prime example is revealed in the Lando comic and also in the Han Solo prequel/sequel -combo novel Last Shot. Especially if they could book-end the adventure with an older Lando, while Billy Dee Williams is still around.

Well look, it's hardly as definitive as the original GUYS LANDO'S MOVE WILL DEFINITELY BE NEXT angle that Premiere France gleefully went to press with, but we'll take it.

The concept of Daniels playing a human character in Solo is definitely an intriguing one.

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