Donald Glover’s LANDO Series Now A Film

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The planned Disney+ Star Wars series, Lando, which would feature Docald Glover reviving his portrayal of the suave galactic conman and cardsharp Lando Calrissian is now going to be a film.

The Hollywood Reporter is stating that they have confirmed that the project transformed from a planned TV series to a theatrical film when Glover and his brother Stephen Glover took over writing duties from from Dear White People writer/director Justin Simien, who reportedly left the project before the Glover brothers took on the writing duties. Their deal was reported as having been signed back in April, before the Writers Guild strike forced a work stoppage.

Lando was originally announced as a TV series during an Investors Call in December 2020.

Currently, Lucasfilm has three other Star Wars theatrical projects announced – one set after the sequel trilogy finale The Rise Of Skywalker and which will feature the return of Daisy Ridley’s Rey, one set at the very beginning of the history of the Star Wars galaxy detailing the start of the Jedi Knights and a third to be written and directed by Dave Filloni which will tie into the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian and Ahsoka. Disney currently has a December 2024, two 2026 and one 2027 dates set aside on their release schedule.

Glover first played Calrissian in 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, playing a younger version of the character who appeared in The Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi and The Rise Of Skywalker as portrayed by Billy Dee Williams.

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