Lando Star Wars Story Production Update

Donald Glover Developing Lando Star Wars Story: First Look, Fan Theories

The Galaxy’s Smoothest Scoundrel Returns

Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.
Jonathan Olley | © 2018 – Lucasfilm Ltd.

The Star Wars universe is expanding once again, and this time, it’s bringing back one of its most charismatic characters: Lando Calrissian. Initially slated as a Disney+ series, the project has now pivoted to a feature film, as confirmed by Deadline and Variety. Donald Glover, who reprised the role of Lando in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” is not only starring but also co-writing the script with his brother Stephen Glover.

🌌 Lando 🚀

🎬 Format: Feature Film 🎥

🔵 Status: Development 🛠️

👩‍💼 Producer: Kathleen Kennedy, Donald Glover, Stephen Glover 👥

📖 Plot: A Star Wars series based on the Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi scoundrel Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). In his youth, Lando was a sportsman 🎲 seeking a fortune at the sabacc tables. After he lost his beloved ship 🚀 to Han Solo, Lando spent years living the high life and pursuing get rich-quick schemes 💰, with uneven results. He went semi-respectable as the baron administrator of Cloud City ☁️, only to be drawn into the fight against the Empire 🌌. After a personal tragedy 😢, Lando sought solace in isolation on Pasaana 🏜️, unaware that the galaxy would need him again 🌠.

A Journey to Pasaana

PASAANA The desert planet of Pasaana is full of life and culture. Towering buttes of granite and sandstone disrupt long stretches of sun-bleached dunes and shrubland, creating shadowed valleys where water collects and life thrives, including the native Aki-Aki. Credit:

The story is set to take place on the desert planet of Pasaana, a location introduced in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” While the planet is known for its Festival of the Ancestors, it’s also a place where many go to seek isolation, including Lando himself.

Given the planet’s history and its significance in the Star Wars canon, fans are speculating that the film could delve into Lando’s life post-Empire, exploring how he copes with personal tragedies and his role in the larger fight against the dark forces in the galaxy.

The Glovers Take the Helm

Donald and Stephen Glover are no strangers to collaboration. The duo has previously worked together on the critically acclaimed TV series “Atlanta,” and their creative synergy is something Star Wars fans are eagerly looking forward to.

Donald Glover himself has been eager to return to the Star Wars universe. In an April interview with GQ, he revealed that he’s “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.”

Kathleen Kennedy, the veteran producer behind many Star Wars films, is also on board, ensuring that the project stays true to the essence of the franchise.

What’s Next for Lando?

The plot is still under wraps, but what we do know is tantalizing. Lando, once a gambler and rogue, became a key figure in the fight against the Empire. After losing his ship, the Millennium Falcon, to Han Solo, he went on to become the baron administrator of Cloud City.

The film is expected to explore Lando’s life after these significant events, focusing on his time on Pasaana. Given the Glovers’ knack for storytelling, we can expect a narrative that’s as engaging as it is faithful to the Star Wars universe.

Production Powerhouses

Lucasfilm Logo

The film is being produced by Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, ensuring that it has the backing of some of the biggest names in the industry. These studios have been behind some of the most successful films in the Star Wars franchise, and their involvement is a testament to the project’s potential.

Lucasfilm, Ltd. / Gilga

Letterman Digital Arts Center,
1110 Gorgas Avenue,
San Francisco, CA 94129

PHONE: 415-623-1000

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

500 S. Buena Vista St.,
Team Disney Building,
Burbank, CA 91521

PHONE: 818-560-1000

Fan Theories and Speculations

Still of Donald Glover in Solo: A Star Wars Story
© 2018 – Lucasfilm Ltd.

While the official details surrounding “Lando” are scarce, the Star Wars community is buzzing with theories and speculations. A dedicated thread on Reddit’s Star Wars Speculation community has fans discussing everything from Lando’s past relationships to potential crossovers with other iconic characters.

One theory that has gained traction is the possibility of Han Solo making an appearance. Given their history and the loss of the Millennium Falcon to Solo, fans are speculating that the film might explore the dynamics of their friendship further. Another hot topic is the potential return of Chewbacca, Lando’s co-pilot in the original trilogy. Could we see how their friendship evolved after the events of “Solo: A Star Wars Story”?

The setting of the film on Pasaana also opens up a realm of possibilities. This desert planet, which was introduced in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” is rich in lore and could serve as the backdrop for Lando’s isolation and subsequent return to the galaxy’s conflicts.

But the theories don’t stop there. Some fans are even speculating that Lando could be connected to other characters in the Star Wars universe in ways we haven’t yet imagined. Could he be related to Mace Windu or Finn, as suggested in a tongue-in-cheek post on Reddit’s ShittyFanTheories? While these theories are more on the humorous side, they reflect the excitement and creativity the announcement has sparked among fans.

In a franchise as expansive and beloved as Star Wars, the possibilities are truly endless, but even the possibility of seeing Alden Ehrenreich or Samuel L. Jackson return to the big screen has us excited for further details. 

With the Glovers at the helm, “Lando” is shaping up to be another thrilling addition to the Star Wars saga.

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