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Brenda Watkins
May 17, 2018

Lucasfilm chalked it up to a misunderstanding between Kennedy and the reporter.

Kennedy added, according to Première, that there are more stories to be told around Han Solo and Chewbacca, but that "Lando will be next".

Solo star Alden Ehrenreich revealed last month that he's signed on to play Han Solo in three films; Premiere indicates Glover also has a multi-picture agreement.

There is of course a lot of excitement surrounding Glover's portrayal of the smoothest swindler in the galaxy, so if Solo is well received and Glover lives up to expectations, don't be surprised if we do get Lando: A Star Wars Story at some point in the future. From the context of the interview, it seems Kathleen Kennedy is implying that it follows Solo: A Star Wars Story within the chronology of the Star Wars canon.

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"UPDATE: io9 contacted Lucasfilm and confirmed that the quote wasn't translated correctly, with a rep saying: "[Kennedy] said it's something she'd like to do one day in the future". The decision to explore Lando's story is the right one, and not a surprising one.

Solo: A Star Wars Story hasn't even hit theaters yet, but the buzz surrounding Donald Glover's role as Lando Calrissian is apparently leading to another spin-off. But maybe that's good news for Obi-Wan? So you can bet Lucasfilm is looking to diversify their roster of lead characters by letting Lando Calrissian lead the way.

We receive a little taste of it within the Lando Marvel Comics series, which is second only to both Darth Vader run.

It's evident that Donald Glover portrays Lando Calrissian flawlessly, but could a Lando movie work in terms of great storytelling? In turns out that it was simply a miscommunication between Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy and a French journalist.

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