Standalone 'Star Wars' film about Lando Calrissian in the works

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Standalone 'Star Wars' film about Lando Calrissian in the works

The comment followed some confusion when a French publication called Premiere quoted Lucasfilm Studio Chief Kathleen Kennedy as confirming a Lando spinoff was up next.

"UPDATE: io9 contacted Lucasfilm and confirmed that the quote wasn't translated correctly, with a rep saying: "[Kennedy] said it's something she'd like to do one day in the future". "It would also be fun to tell the story of Han and Chewie..." . It is the second in a series of planned standalone "Star Wars" movies meant to exist outside the main trilogies.

Speaking with Premiere France at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of "Solo: A Star Wars Story", Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy teased that a standalone Lando movie is being planned for the "Star Wars" movie universe following Glover's introduction to the franchise in "Solo".

"We think the next spin-off will be dedicated to Lando Calrissian". And while the movie is getting decent reviews, everyone seems to be absolutely glowing in regards to Donald Glover's performance as Lando.

Solo: A Star Wars Story new movie trailer Wed, April 11, 2018 Get a sneaky peak at the new Star Wars movie Solo. Forget about Obi-Wan Kenobi, though - Lucasfilm wants Lando Calrissian to be the focus of the next one.

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. It makes sense, of course; Donald Glover is one of the biggest stars in music (Childish Gambino's This Is America video has been the cultural conversation for the week since its release), television (Atlanta just wrapped a fantastic second season last week), and now film, as his turn in Solo is reportedly one of the highlights. They're joined by Thandie Newton as Val, Phoebe Waller-Bridge L3-37, Paul Bettany as Dryden Vos, and Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett.

A new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is out on May 24.

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