Not two months ago, we were delighted just to hear that Lando, a series starring Donald Glover as suave scoundrel Lando Calrissian, was still happening—albeit with a change in the writing staff. Donald Glover and his brother Stephen took the reins from Haunted Mansion‘s Justin Simien, but now it seems like that’s not the only change to the long-discussed project.
Variety has confirmed with Lucasfilm that Lando is now a film.
What exactly this means is not entirely clear. A film when? Directed by whom? The Glover brothers are writing it, which seems good, but nothing else has been announced. Speaking on the podcast “Pablo Torre Finds Out”—which first had the news of the format change–Stephen Glover said, “It’s not even a show … the idea right now is to do a movie. Right now, because of the strike it’s kinds of like telephone all of the information.”
In an delightful interview back in April, Donald Glover described Lando as “charm incarnate” and said he would love to play the character again, adding, “We’re talking about it … that’s as much as I can say without Kathleen Kennedy hunting me down.”
He also noted that, “There’s lots of things to fuck in space,” defending the possibility that Lando was, in fact, getting with one or more robots.
Lando may arrive on a big screen in this galaxy on some date far, far from now.