‘Star Wars’: Upcoming ‘Lando’ Project Updated to Movie Format

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The Lando project starring Donald Glover reprising the titular role from 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story has moved formats from a series on Disney+ to a feature film.

News of the change comes from Glover’s brother, Stephen Glover, who was working on the project before the writers’ strike began in May. Though the project is currently on hold while we await the studios to fairly compensate writers and actors, that hasn’t stopped updates completely. In an interview with the Pablo Torre Finds Out podcast, Stephen revealed the latest plan is for the project to be a film. Justin Simien was initially tapped to develop the series but exited prior to the Glovers taking over the script.

Lando Calrissian was first brought to screen by Billy Dee Williams, portraying the smooth-talking space smuggler in The Empire Strikes Back (1980), returning again for Return of the Jedi (1983). Williams also reprised the character in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019). As mentioned, Glover first portrayed the character in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), and while the film was primarily regarded for being a box office bomb, Glover’s performance was one of the bright points.

The Lando project was first announced in 2020. Stay tuned with Nerds & Beyond for updates.

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