It’s been quite a long time since the Lando series was announced back in 2020. Since then, it’s been in development, but slowly changing. It’s shifted writers, and now it’s shifting from a Disney+ series into a movie. Donald Glover’s brother, Stephen Glover, was working on the project before the Writer’s Strike began in May. During an appearance on the Pablo Torre Finds Out podcast, he revealed the latest plans were to make a film and not a series. The project is indefinitely on hold, due to the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.
Donald Glover previously played Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story. That film didn’t reach expectations at the box office but has grown an online following in recent years. Glover was a real highlight of the film and fans have clamored for more from his version of the character.
Justin Simien was originally set to write the series, but he dropped out prior to Donald and Stephen Glover taking over. They were the catalysts for turning it into a movie.
This is yet another in a long line of Disney/Lucasfilm/Marvel Studios shifting around release schedules, changing projects from their original intention, or just outright canceling projects from that 2020 Investor’s Day meeting. It’s been nearly three years and projects like Lando and Patty Jenkins’s Rogue Squadron movie haven’t seen the light of day.
It’s an exciting time to be a Star Wars fan, though. Ahsoka is currently airing and blowing minds. In addition, Lucasfilm has Skeleton Crew coming out soon. We’ll have to see how this affects the Disney+ landscape or their theatrical schedule. Could it be the Solo 2 that fans have been clamoring for since the original’s release? We’ll have to see when we get more details.
With the two strikes going on, we don’t have a release window for Lando.
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