‘Star Wars’: Donald Glover In Talks To Return As Lando Calrissian

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Solo: A Star Wars Story missed the mark at the box office, with the film’s international reception seeming to sink any chance for a sequel. However, the film’s legacy may continue on in the form of Donald Glover reprising his role as a young Lando Calrissian in a future Star Wars project.

This news comes from an interview Glover did with GQ breaking down his most iconic roles. When discussing his role as Lando in Solo, Glover confirmed that that there have been talks about him reprising the role, but “it just needs to be the right way to do it”. He didn’t expand much further, joking that if he did Kathleen Kennedy might hunt him down.

This isn’t the first fans have heard of a potential return of Donald Glover to the role. When Solo first hit theaters, a number of reliable insiders claimed that Lucasfilm was developing a spin-off based on the young Lando Calrissian, which quickly got scrapped once the film’s fate became clear. Nearly three years ago, a Lando series was announced for Disney Plus. However, it was never announced whether Glover would star in the show or if Billy Dee Williams would reprise the role, and no news has come out about the show since its announcement.

What went wrong with the upcoming Star Wars movie?

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Star Wars movie does not yet have a release date, but Lucasfilm is hoping to release the project in 2025. It’s possible that the departure of Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson could cause delays or result in significant changes to the script. However, with Obaid-Chinoy still involved, it’s clear that the project is still a priority for Lucasfilm.

The latest Star Wars departure has left many wondering what could have gone wrong behind-the-scenes. Some speculate that creative differences or scheduling conflicts may have played a role while others are simply left to wonder. Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson have yet to comment on the matter.

The recipient of two Oscars, seven Emmys and a Knight International Journalism Award, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is best known for her work on the documentary shorts Saving Face and A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness. She recently directed two episodes of the Disney Plus series Ms. Marvel starring Iman Vellani.

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Anthony Singletary

Anthony Singletary

Anthony has always had a love for stories. An aspiring screenwriter and video editor, he takes pride in connecting fans with the latest heroic news!