Donald Glover Will Get His Own Movie For 'Lando Calrissian'

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When a report from the French version of Premiere quoted Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy at saying a Lando Calrissian spin-off starring Donald Glover was next up for the Star Wars universe, people understandably got excited. I mean, how can he not be?

"There's a fluidity to Donald and Billy Dee's [portrayal of Lando's] sexuality", Jonathan Kasdan told the outlet.

With us finding out more about Lando in Solo: A Star Wars Story, co-writer Jon Kasdan talks a bit about Lando's sexuality. "But Lando will be next".

"(Kennedy) said it's something she'd like to do one day in the future", the spokesperson tells Entertainment Weekly.


Responding to a question about whether or not Lando identifies as pansexual - which is to say, romantically attracted to all gender identities - Kasdan responded, "I would say yes".

Yesterday, details and descriptions on the actual "big shot gangster" surfaced and it was mindblowing and awesome - almost as surprising as the Darth Vader cameo revelation in Rogue One.

Alden Ehrenreich, who plays the young Solo in the forthcoming "Solo: A Star Wars Story" film, told Esquire in a recent interview that he signed on to play Solo for a total of three movies.

Solo: A Star Wars Story premiered on May 11. Whatever the case may be, Donald Glover's Lando is raising some eyebrows and bringing some attention from all walks of life.


However, despite the screenwriter's best intentions, all of Lando's pansexuality is played out in subtext in Solo. "I mean, I am a huge fan of the [Christopher] Nolan Batman cycle, but let's be honest, there had been five Batman movies".

Sign up here to get INSIDER's favorite stories straight to your inbox. Today the word on the interwebs is that Lando will soon be getting his own "Star Wars" spinoff.

And though Kennedy's remarks don't guarantee a Lando spin-off, they do prove that the studio is well aware of Glover's global appeal-and is ready to capitalize on it.

With Solo set to hit theaters next week, Star Wars fans are already looking ahead to see what's next.


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