Update: Disney representatives for Lucasfilm tell us Kathleen Kennedy wasn’t translated correctly by Premiere France. The Lucasfilm President apparently said the company would love to make a Lando Calrissian film, but it’s not coming next. The quote Kennedy said is, “[I] would love to see a Lando film in the future, but it would also be fun to tell [another] Han and Chewie story.” Premiere France have updated their article too.
The latest Lucasfilm picture “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” is out in the world, has premiered at Cannes and has been seen by critics here in the U.S. The Ron Howard-directed film is… ok, safe, predictable, a little banal, but also, honestly, nonetheless entertaining with terrific action sequences. File under: a mixed bag.
Howard has talked about sequels (it depends on how the audience reacts to ‘Solo’ and how much money it makes) and the entire cast is signed on for at least three movies). So what’s next for Lucasfilm? Well, there are rumors, unsubstantiated as of right now it should be said, that an ‘Obi-Wan‘ film shoots in the spring of 2019 (still unclear whether Ewan McGregor will star). And there’s been talk of the Simon Kinberg-penned and dormant ‘Boba Fett‘ movie coming back too.
But Kathleen Kennedy herself has revealed what’s apparently “next,” and it’s a Lando Calrissian solo film that would star Donald Glover. “We think that the next spin-off will be dedicated to Lando Calrissian, ” Kennedy told Premiere France. ” Of course, there are still many stories to tell about Han and Chewbacca, but Lando will be next.”
This would be pretty big news considering that (not a spoiler because we know they’re signed on for multiple films) that ‘Solo’ sets up potential sequels and many expect the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie to shoot next. But Donald Glover is signed up for more films, and perhaps Lucasfilm wants their own “Black Panther” and a film that serves the African American audience that will clearly come out in droves if they’re given a good movie.
Obviously, we should cool the jets a second because there is no script written that we know of, but perhaps the secretive Lucasfilm has already put it into development.
Lucasfilm‘s “Solo: A Star Wars Story” hits theaters on May 23. Here’s a clip of when Lando Calrissian first meets Han Solo in the movie and a few related videos.