Will the next Star Wars spin-off focus on Lando?

Solo Star Wars Story Palpatine cameo

Solo Star Wars Story Palpatine cameo

"'We would love to tell a story about Lando Calrissian one day, but this is not news'".

Premiere blames a miscommunication between Kennedy and the interviewer for the previous erroneous quote. Sounds like something got lost in translation between Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy and Premiere France. The publication quoted Kennedy stating that Lando's story would be the next one to be told in the franchise.

That's perhaps not too surprising, considering the buzz generated by Donald Glover's performance as the fan-favorite scoundrel in Solo: A Star Wars Story. So you can bet Lucasfilm is looking to diversify their roster of lead characters by letting Lando Calrissian lead the way. "A Lucasfilm representative told io9 that "[Kennedy] said it's something she'd like to do one day in the future". We do not necessarily know that much about Calrissian's life (even after Solo), so there is certainly space there.

As it is, Solo: A Star Wars Story, which will launch Glover in the role premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday night.

It's evident that Donald Glover portrays Lando Calrissian flawlessly, but could a Lando movie work in terms of great storytelling?

A recent comic book miniseries focusing on Lando Calrissian began in 2015, which could provide some interesting inspiration for a Lando movie.

For the time being however, it seems like the Obi-Wan Kenobi film is most likely set to become the third Anthology movie, with a recent report suggesting that it will shoot in 2019 for release in 2020. But that comic series takes place before Solo: A Star Wars Story, and presumably a big screen spin-off would take place after the events of that movie.

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