Last week it was reported – erroneously – that Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy had announced that the next Star Wars Anthology movie would focus on the character of Lando Calrissian, who makes his grand return to the big screen this week in Solo: A Star Wars Story, played by Donald Glover.
As it turned out, Kennedy had been misquoted, with a Lucasfilm rep clarifying that such a project is not in the works, but “we would love to tell a story about Lando Calrissian one day.” Well, should that happen, Solo co-writer Jonathan Kasdan has thrown his hat into the ring to be involved, telling Screen Rant that a Lando movie is one of his dream projects.
“First of all I’m dying to see a Lando film,” said Kasdan. “I would help in anyway I was asked to. I think that’s a great movie. I mean, I think you know one of the things though that’s interesting is, I want to see a Lando film very similar way to the way I think [Lawrence Kasdan] was excited by a Han film. Which is in this movie, Lando gets to occupy, the role that Han occupied in the earlier films, which is he doesn’t have to carry the burden of being the protagonist. He gets to have all the jokes. He gets to be the foil, you know. So one of the tricky challenges of making a Lando movie is, suddenly Lando is at the center of it. He, somebody else is going to step into that role of being the, maybe even Han, you know. So it’s a fun universe to play around and then think about what we can do with it. Certainly, as much as Larry insists he’s done, he couldn’t have – we couldn’t have written a movie more pregnant with possibility for future adventures, so I don’t trust him a hundred percent.”
Asked what he’d like to see in a Lando movie, or a Solo sequel, Kasdan added that: “Well, if there, and if there is a Lando movie, it’s hard to imagine doing it without Lobot. I was trying to get them in the movie, you know, very hard. And I think that if there’s ever another one of these, you’re going to have to either kill me or Bossk will be in it.”
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 (Game of Thrones) as Qi’Ra, Thandie Newton (Westworld) as Val, Ian Kenny (Sing Street) as Rebolt, Harley Durst (Wonder Woman) as Moloch, Jon Favreau (Spider-Man: Homecoming) as Rio Durant, Tien Hoang (Now You See Me 2) as Moloch’s henchman, Paul Bettany (Avengers: Infinity War) as Dryden Vos and Warwick Davis (Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi) in an as-yet-unrevealed role.
Via Omega Underground