Update: Lucasfilm ‘Would Love’ To Make a Lando ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff One Day
If there’s one thing critics have agreed on so far about Solo: A Star Wars Story since reactions and reviews began pouring in, it’s how great Donald Glover‘s young Lando is. How could the swaggering, cape-donning gambler not steal the show, especially when played by the always-charming Glover? Luckily, it sounds like Lucasfilm is well aware of the audience-pleasing gold mine they’re sitting on and are planning to give Lando his own movie.
UPDATE: As it turns out, you can’t always trust the French. While Premiere originally published a quote from Kathleen Kennedy allegedly saying a Lando Calrissian movie “was next,” the site has updated their story with a statement from the studio confirming that a Lando spinoff wasn’t exactly in the works. According to Premiere, Lucasfilm said there was a misunderstanding and added, per Google translate, “We would love to tell a story about Lando Calrissian one day, but it’s not relevant, it would be fun to tell the story of Han and Chewie.” We additionally reached out to a rep from Disney who confirmed the above quote, that a Lando spinoff is not confirmed, but Kennedy would love to see one in the future.
Original story below…
Following the premiere of Solo at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy revealed some news about what’s next in the world of Star Wars spinoffs. Following Han and Chewie’s debut on the Croisette, she told French publication Premiere (h/t Fortune) that a Lando spinoff is up next. And because I retained nothing from high school French, here’s what she said with the help of Google translate:
We think that the next spin-off will be dedicated to Lando Calrissian. Of course, there are still many stories to tell about Han and Chewbacca, but Lando will be next.
Alden Ehrenreich previously let slip that he’s set to return as the young Han in two more movies, but he didn’t exactly clarify if those commitments were for his own sequels or mere appearances in other Star Wars spinoffs. Whatever happens next for young Han Solo and co. will likely depend on how well the movie preforms when it hits theaters next week. As of now, the film sits at 72 percent on Rotten Tomatoes with a positive-to-mixed reaction from critics. Our own Matt Singer wasn’t a fan, but did write in his review that if Solo gets a sequel, it better be a Lando-centric one. Perhaps that’s the best direction to go.
Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters May 25.
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