Yesterday we got our first look at a selection of tie-in books set to accompany the release of Disney and Lucasfilm’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, and tucked away among those was a new Star Wars: Lando comic book from Marvel Comics, which we now have a few more details on.
EW reports that the title – Star Wars: Lando – Double or Nothing – will be written by Rodney Barnes (TV’s The Boondocks) and play out over five issues, the first of which will hit comic book stores the Wednesday after the movie’s release.
“It’s focused on Lando set during an incident right before the film, with backstory about Lando and L3,” states Lucasfilm Publishing creative director Michael Siglain. “Coming out of the film, we think everyone is going to want ot read more about Lando.”
A new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Solo: A Star Wars Story features Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) as the famous smuggler, Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Tobias Beckett, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) as L3-37, Emilia Clarke (Gameof Thrones) as Qi’Ra, Thandie Newton (Westworld) as Val, Ian Kenny (Sing Street) as Rebolt, Harley Durst (Wonder Woman) as Moloch, Tien Hoang (Now You See Me 2) as Moloch’s henchman and Paul Bettany (Avengers: Infinity War) and Warwick Davis (Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi) in as-yet-unrevealed roles. It is set for release on May 25th 2018.