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Lucasfilm has confirmed they're considering a Lando Calrissian spinoff. While Solo: A Star Wars Story has to set up the origin of a character fans know so well, Lando is a character who still has a lot left to define in his life. Lucasfilm chalked it up to a misunderstanding between Kennedy and the reporter.

All throughout the marketing for Solo: A Star Wars Story, one thing has been Kyber crystal clear: Donald Glover is a ideal fit for a young Lando Calrissian.

While speaking with Premiere France at the Cannes Film Festival (translation via IndieWire), Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy teased a film centered on the charming smuggler.

"I told my agent, I was like, if they're making a Han Solo movie, Lando's got to be in it and I want to be Lando", Donald told late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. However, a film focused on Lando Calrissian seems like a misplaced priority.

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As told and re-told by French cinema publication Premiere, Kennedy acknowledged the reality that a Lando movie would be an enjoyable endeavor. We'll always show up for Han and Chewie, but the early buzz suggests Lucasfilm picked the wrong sidekick to take center stage. That arc featured the likeness of Billy Dee Williams as Lando as he embarked on a heist to steal Emperor Palpatine's private yacht full of Sith artifacts.

In a recent interview with Uproxx, writer Lawrence Kasdan revealed that Daniels will instead portray a Wookiee who joins forces with Chewbacca in the spice mines of the planet Kessel (a place, fittingly, that C-3PO feared in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope).

Will we get a Lando movie?

I'm excited to see Donald Glover's portrayal in Solo: A Star Wars Story, with all the charm, swagger, inclusion, and the wild-card aspect he brings to a galaxy far, far away.

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