Solo: A Star Wars Story was the first Star Wars film that featured Donald Glover as the fan-favorite Lando Calrissian. In the movie, he was introduced as a younger version of the character, showcasing his adventures before the events of the original Star Wars trilogy.
A spinoff focusing on the character was announced by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy in December 2020 during Disney Investor Day. Updates regarding the project continued to be scarce, up till last week when Justin Simien provided a positive update.
Above The Line exclusively reported that rothers Donald Glover and Stephen Glover are teaming up to pen Lando for Disney+. The report was later confirmed by trades including The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, and Variety.
The Glover brothers replace Haunted Mansion (which just received a B+ CinemaScore) director Justin Simien on the Disney+ project. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Simien discussed the Lando project and expressed uncertainty about its future.
“The last thing I was told was that they loved it but needed to put a pin in it until they could figure out everybody’s availability,” Simien said.
“I haven’t investigated further, but I’m not an idiot. I’m not alone in that experience. But I can’t help but wonder, ‘Am I too Black? Am I too queer? And people just don’t want to say that?’ Because it seems like I develop things with these companies and they just never happen for reasons unknown.”Justin Simien
A release date for Lando has not been announced yet.
Source: Above The Line