Lando is not headed to Disney+ as a series after all. Disney and Lucasfilm have changed their plans, and the project will now be a feature film. Donald Glover starred in the Solo: A Star Wars Story movie as a younger version of Billy Dee Williams’ character from the Star Wars films.
In recent weeks, it was revealed that Donald and Stephen Glover were taking over the writing duties for the series. Per Variety, in a recent appearance, Stephen teased that the project was headed to the big screen instead.
He said, “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.” Lucasfilm later confirmed that Lando will now be a feature film.
Donald Glover spoke about returning to the character in an interview earlier this year. He said the following:
“Lando is charm incarnate. He’s kind of a maverick, which I don’t think there’s a lot of anymore. It’s hard to be the smooth talker nowadays. Where’s the line? That’s also where the danger is. How close can you get without tripping over it?”
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 sh*t, it really had people experience time… 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.”
What do you think? Were you planning to watch Lando on Disney+? Are you excited to hear that the character is headed to the big screen in his own movie instead?