In July, Lando Calrissian actor Donald Glover was confirmed to be writing the character’s planned Disney+ series alongside brother Stephen Glover, taking over for original showrunner Justin Simien. Stephen recently appeared on the Pablo Torre Finds Out podcast, where he was asked about the status of the Disney+ series. The writer revealed that the Solo: A Star Wars Story spin-off would now be a movie in its own right.
“It’s not even a show … the idea right now is to do a movie,” Stephen Glover said. “Right now, because of the strike it’s kinds of like telephone all of the information.” Soon after the podcast episode was released, Lucasfilm confirmed the Lando movie’s development with Variety. No further details are available at this time.
The legendary Billy Dee Williams originally played Lando in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Donald Glover then portrayed young version of the character in 2018’s Solo. At Disney Investor Day 2020, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced a Lando solo series for Disney+, with Simien attached to write it. While Glover expressed interest in reprising the role, updates following the original announcement in 2020 were few and far between
“I certainly poured my heart and spent a lot of time working with them to put together a really great show,” Simien said shortly before news broke that the Glover brothers had taken the reins. “It feels like everybody loves it. And, you know, I was told we had to put a pause on it because of scheduling, and the next update I got [was in 2020], some years ago. So I don’t know, I have no idea what’s going on with it.”
Lando does not have a release date.