Donald Glover must have knocked it out of the park if they are willing to fork out the cash in making a Lando Calrissian origins story so close to the Han Solo origins story - depending on what next truly means. "'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...", Lucasfilm said in a statement. It is the second in a series of planned standalone "Star Wars" movies meant to exist outside the main trilogies.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has suggested that Donald Glover may reprise his role in a Lando Calrissian movie.
Additionally, io9 heard from Lucasfilm as well, and the company's rep told them that Kennedy said it's something she'd like to do in the future. Forget about Obi-Wan Kenobi, though - Lucasfilm wants Lando Calrissian to be the focus of the next one. Lando is also a beloved character who has been rumored to be getting his own film before and even has his own comic book line with Marvel.
It's nearly a no brainer to give the character and actor combination of Lando Calrissian and Donald Glover a shot at headlining a movie sometime down the line.
The quote from Premiere reads as follows: "Nous adorerions raconter un jour une histoire consacrée à Lando Calrissian, mais ce n'est pas d'actualité".
While that's not up there with the likes of Rogue One and the last two main saga entries, it's still better than many expected following the high-profile exits of directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is hitting theaters on May 25th.
Alden Ehrenreich plays Han Solo in the movie, with Emelia Clarke, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton and Paul Bettany supporting.
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. The yet-to-be-titled Episode IX is slated for a 2019 release but beyond that it's just a rough sketch rather than a solid outline.