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Donald Glover ‘Talking’ to Lucasfilm About Lando Project

During Disney’s Investor Day 2020 presentation, President of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy announced that Disney+ was working on a new event series based on the galaxy’s favorite scoundrel, Lando Calrissian.  At that time, the series was in early development and Justin Simien, creator of the critically-acclaimed Dear White People, was developing the story for the streaming service.

Since then, no new details have been shared about the project however Kennedy did offer an update during Star Wars Celebration 2022 citing Donald Glover’s busy schedule as the main hurdle.

Glover has now offered a new update on the project. In a recent interview with GQ magazine, the actor confirmed that he is currently talking to Lucasfilm about reprising the role of Lando Calrissian in a future “Star Wars” project, however, no details about the project were provided.

 Glover said, “We’re talking about it. That’s as much as I can say without [Lucasfilm president] Kathleen Kennedy hunting me down.”

“Lando is charm incarnate,” Glover said. “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?”

Glover continued, “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… 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.”

Glover played Lando in 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story.  Billy Dee Williams played Lando in the original Star Wars trilogy and reprised his role in The Rise of Skywalker.

Source: Variety

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