Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, spoke to Premiere France and during her conversation supposedly said this….
“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.”
The internet is now buzzing with the prospect of a new Lando spin-off filming starring Donald Glover in the title role — but don’t get too excited just yet…
In the time since the story was originally published, Lucasfilm reached out to Premiere and offered a clarification on Kathleen Kennedy’s quote, saying….
“Star Wars is interested in making a Lando movie when it’s relevant.”
Close but no cigar — we guess they’ll see what the reaction is to the character in Solo and then make an educated decision in due course. As we already know, Alden has been signed on for three films and we wouldn’t be surprised if other members of the principal cast, including Glover, have agreed to the same terms too. Until then there’s lots of Star Wars films in development — but this doesn’t include Lando just yet.
You can read Premiere’s explanation here, in the meanwhile Solo: A Star Wars Story is out next week!