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Donald Glover's Lando Calrissian to get his own Star Wars spin-off movie

Donald Glover's Lando Calrissian to get his own Star Wars spin-off movie

Donald Glover's latest film "Solo: A Star Wars Story" hasn't even been released, but his character is already stirring talk of his own spin-off. Consequently, the big brass at Disney/Lucasfilm appears to acknowledge those shifting winds.

After its opening at Cannes Film Festival, it's looking like Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy has potential spin-offs in mind. There, Kennedy teased (with a fair amount of certainty) the identity of the next character to receive the spinoff treatment.

It sounds like the possibility of a series of movies focusing on Han Solo and Chewbacca was long in the works, as cowriter and Star Wars legend Lawrence Kasdan told ComicBook.com last week.

Judging by the initial reactions to Solo: A Star Wars Story, Donald Glover has been getting a lot of praise as Lando, and it would make sense that Lucasfilm might want to bank on that popularity.

'Lando' Movie in the Works, Says Lucasfilm Chief Kathleen Kennedy

Additionally, io9 heard from Lucasfilm as well, and the company's rep told them that Kennedy said it's something she'd like to do in the future.

In an interview with HuffPost, Solo co-writer Jonathan Kasdan was asked about Lando Calrissian's sexuality and if the smooth-talking smuggler and gambler-turned politician was pansexual.

Indeed, Jonathan was sure to explain that the film attempts to show the audience that sexual attraction in the Star Wars universe is wholly different than what one might expect in reality.

Much of the narrative focuses on the Han chasing the love of his life Qi'ra, desperate to be reunited after they're tragically split up in the opening stages of the film. Donald Glover's portrayal of the young Lando has also been a hot topic of debate, with many claiming that he is being overly flirty in the footage that has been seen so far. But, I love 'Guardians of the Galaxy, ' and I like that kind of movie. "I'm a fan first and foremost before I'm an actor in this", he said.

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