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LucasFilms Hopes There Will Be a Solo Donald Glover 'Star Wars' Spin-off

Jonathan Olley Jonathan Olley
Glenn Montgomery | 17 May, 2018, 03:19

On Tuesday night, Newton and the rest of the cast and crew of the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story were on hand for the film's screening at Cannes and Newton's dress paid special tribute to her Star Wars fandom (via io9).

"We would love to tell a story about Lando Calrissian one day, but it's not relevant", read Kennedy's amended comments.

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has suggested that Donald Glover may reprise his role in a Lando Calrissian movie.

That being said, early reviews of "Solo" have offered praise for what some are describing as a scene-stealing performance by Glover as Lando, who is at various times both friend and foe to space smuggler Han Solo. The quote was initially mistranslated and spread across the Internet as though a Lando film had already been officially confirmed-but representatives for Lucasfilm told Vanity Fair that there aren't any concrete plans just yet. "Of course, there are still many stories to tell about Han and Chewbacca but Lando will be next".

It added: "Ultimately, this is a different kind of Star Wars film to any that have gone before, with only hints of the main saga's bigger fate-of-the-galaxy picture".

What's great about Lando Calrissian is that there's still so much we don't know about him. Some scenes-especially the ones shot in extreme close-up of every actor's face-certainly feel like Howard, while others, in which the colors on screen are so dark that you can't see anyone's facial expressions, feel like reshoot salvage jobs.

Thandie Newton is making history by being the first black woman to play a leading role in a Star Wars film, but that doesn't mean that she's forgetting those who came before her. But another heist only makes sense for the character.

The most recent film in the "Star Wars" series, "The Last Jedi", introduced Vietnamese-American Kelly Marie Tran as engineer Rose Tico.

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