Star Wars fans have been left on hold for three years now regarding any updates on the Donald Glover-Led Lando Calrissian spinoff series.
The Disney+ spinoff series to Solo: A Star Wars Story prequel movie was announced by boss Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy back in late 2020.
Glover starred as the well-known and popular Star Wars character Lando alongside Alden Ehrenreich’s take on Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Despite the prequel movie receiving mixed reviews from both critics and its fandom at the time, Lucasfilm seemed happy enough to expand on it.
However, anticipating fans of both have been kept waiting for almost three years now since the project’s original 2020 announcement.
Lando Spinoff Gets Another Positive Update
Justin Simien who pens the Lucasfilm spinoff title for Disney+ managed to provide a somewhat positive update when talking to The Direct.
An update from the series’ writer was sparked when Kennedy’s last update on the series back in April at Star Wars Celebration was mentioned.
Kennedy’s update confirmed that the spinoff series is still very much in the works along with Glover himself still being excitedly attached to star in.
“I certainly poured my heart and spent a lot of time working with them to put together a really great show. It feels like everybody loves it.
And, you know, I was told we had to put a pause on it because of scheduling, and the next update I got [was in 2020], some years ago. So I don’t know, I have no idea what’s going on with it.”Justin Simien
Simien confirmed that he has personally yet to receive a solid update on the status of the show for quite “some years now”. Something that will now be paused even longer due to the ongoing WGA/SAG-AFTRA strike.
He did manage to fit in some positive notes by confirming that “everybody” loved it pre-being paused, “everybody” presumably being Lucasfilm’s team.
Is Lando’s Spinoff Series Still Happening?
It’s fair to assume that Lucasfilm still has plans to continue with the Glover-led Lando spinoff series, it may just take a few more years.
One of the major appearances during the spinoff’s predecessor was that of Darth Maul played by none other than Ray Park (The Phantom Menace).
Not to mention Emilia Clarke’s character Qi’ra who Darth Maul teased some sort of secret plan that still to this day has yet to be carried out on screen.
Maul’s presence during the final moments of the Solo prequel movie first sparked theories that he’d appear in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
That was never the case though despite the two titles being set close to one another regarding the year they were set in.
Lucasfilm’s Lando spinoff series has not yet got a release date.
Source: The Direct