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. This translates to: "We would love to tell one day a story dedicated to Lando Calrissian, but that is not topical*".
Further details are now unclear, but it's definitely exciting for fans of both Glover and the Star Wars franchise.
Fans were riled up this morning when the president of Lucasfilm seemingly confirmed a Lando Calrissian spinoff was in the works. Right now, Donald Glover is absolutely on fire and he's being singled out as the best thing about Solo.
Rumors of a Ewan McGregor led Obi-Wan adventure are forever prevalent. While I still struggle with the concept of Alden Ehrenreich filling the scruffy nerfherder shoes of Harrison Ford, Glover kicking back at the sabacc table feels genuine. "And he was like, 'I hear you; I don't like your odds.' And that was exactly what I needed to hear".
US actor-musician Donald Glover. He plays the younger Lando Calrissian in Solo A Star Wars Story
"First of all I'm dying to see a Lando film". It may be somewhere down the line, but given the early buzz about Lando, I think most people are crossing their fingers it'll be soon. But a movie focusing on Lando Calrrissian out on his own would be sublime. But we hope that decision ends up being the one Lucasfilm makes.
Meanwhile, there's also inspiration that can be drawn from a forthcoming Lando comic miniseries called Double or Nothing that features Donald Glover's likeness as Lando.
Solo now has a so-so critic score of 72% on Rotten Tomatoes. "It would also be fun to tell the story of Han and Chewie..." .
The next Star Wars movie in cinemas will be the very highly anticipated Episode 9 in 2019. It seems like that story could be told in what's likely going to be Lando: A Star Wars Story.