The film could potentially be seen as a follow-up to the Han Solo prequel film Solo: A Star Wars Story
The Lando series from Donald Glover is now becoming a new Star Wars film.
According to Variety, Glover and his brother/writing partner Stephen Glover will now develop their proposed Lando Disney+ series into a movie, as confirmed by Lucasfilm. The film could potentially be seen as a follow-up to the Han Solo prequel film Solo: A Star Wars Story, which came to theaters in 2017 and featured Glover as a young Lando Calrissian. Right now, it isn’t entirely clear if Glover will return to star, but for now, we know he will be behind the series with his brother.
Stephen told the audience of the Pablo Torre Finds Out podcast the news, saying, “It’s not even a show…the idea right now is to do a movie. Right now, because of the strike, it’s kind of like telephone, all of the information.” The project still sounds like it’s in the earliest stages, which means fans still have to wait.
But even if the writers’ and actors’ strikes might be limiting further discussions about Lando‘s development, this is just the latest bump in the road for the project, with Justin Simien leaving the first iteration of the television series in 2023, after being signed on to develop the project in 2020. After Simien, the Glovers came on board.
Shadow and Act wrote how Glover talked about his love for the character in April’s edition of GQ.
“I would love to play Lando again. It’s a fun time, being him. It just has to be the right way to do it. Time is precious. The past couple of years, this pandemic shit, it really had people experience time,” he said. “… People realize their time is valuable. You only get so much…I’m not interested in doing anything that’s going to be a waste of my time or just a paycheck. I’d much rather spend time with people that I enjoy. It just has to be the right thing, and I think it could be. Lando is definitely somebody I like to hang out with.”