From early casting news to trailers to television spots, Lando has been stealing the show (and our hearts) at every step of Han Solo’s solo film. Unsurprisingly, this has led fans to wonder whether executives might give the character his own movie. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly Radio about Solo: A Star Wars Story, Donald Glover responded to the public cry for a Lando Calrissian movie full of capes and action.
“It would always be fun to be Lando again,” says Glover. “I would love to do it again. It’s really fun. The movie, I feel like, is wide open.” The actors says that a Lando movie would bring up a lot of new opportunities for exploring the Star Wars universe, explaining, “This part of the universe without the… I feel like with the Skywalkers, it’s hard, because it’s almost like the Bible. There’s a story that you have to tell, and the lineage of that family. I feel like out here its like, yeah, we’re just like husters and gamblers and space pirates, essentially, so you can do a lot more and have a lot more fun.”
As we know, Glover is also a writer who’s worked on 30 Rock and Atlanta, the award-winning FX show he also created, directs (which made him the first African-American to win an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series), produces, and stars in. On the writing end of this hypothetical Lando film, Glover says, “I mean, yeah. I think it would be fun to do.” He also added that “it would be cool to see, like, Frasier in Space— like, a high-end guy in space. All of these characters are very specific and they have very specific points of view, so it’s always going to be fun to see them traveling around to a planet that is the opposite of what they’re used to…. And all of that seems like it would be fun to write, for sure.”
A now canon-ly pansexual Lando movie with writing from Donald Glover with the tonal inspiration of beloved American sitcom Frasier? What are we waiting for?!
(via Vulture, image: screencap)
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