Star Wars: Lando
Star Wars: Lando

Star Wars: Lando is a new ‘event series’ coming to Disney Plus

Lando has a long, important history in the Star Wars saga, but there are huge gaps between his most significant moments in the established canon. Star Wars: Lando's Disney Plus Series Can Cover His Entire Life Story.

Release Date

Star Wars: Release Date, Potential Lead Role Actors

Star Wars: Lando is an upcoming series. It will focus on Lando Calrissian. The story will be developed by Justin Simien. It was announced on December 10, 2020, and will air on Disney+, according to Starwarsfandom.

The new series joins several of the new Star Wars shows coming to Disney Plus in the future, along with two Mandalorian spin-offs: Rangers of the New Republic and Ahsoka, as well as Star Wars: Andor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: Lando, The Acolyte, the animated Clone Wars spin-off The Bad Batch, and the anime anthology Star Wars: Visions.

Disney also announced its next theatrical Star Wars movie: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, which will be directed by Patty Jenkins and will be released in 2023.

The project is still in the early stages of development, and Lucasfilm has yet to provide nearly any details on the project — including whether or not either Billy Dee Williams or Donald Glover, who have played the character in other live-action Star Wars installments, are attached to the project, according to Theverge.

Potential Lead Role Actors

Star Wars: Release Date, Potential Lead Role Actors

Lando Calrissian was first played by Billy Dee Williams in the Star Wars original trilogy movies Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Donald Glover played a younger version of the character in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Williams then returned in The Rise of Skywalker, according to Tom'sGuide.

There's been a lot of debate about whether the new Lando series will star Billy Dee Williams or Donald Glover, but it could feature both of them.

Billy Dee Williams is known to "Star Wars" fans around the planet as Lando Calrissian, the intergalactic smuggler who starred alongside Harrison Ford’s Han Solo in "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back."

To others who remember television advertisements from the 1980s, Williams plays a smooth-talking man who implies, as a pretty lady primps at his elbow, that by drinking Colt 45 malt liquor beverage, you can “have a better time.”

The abundance of Star Wars content coming to Disney Plus includes an event series about Lando Calrissian with a story by Dear White People’s Justin Simien. Since the only details revealed about the series are Simien’s involvement and the title Lando, there’s a lot of room for the fan base to speculate. Namely, there’s been some debate about whether the series will star Billy Dee Williams as an older Lando or Donald Glover as the younger Lando introduced in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Donald Glover, in full Donald McKinley Glover, Jr., also known as Childish Gambino, (born September 25, 1983, Edwards Air Force Base, California, U.S.), American writer, comedian, actor, and musician who won acclaim in all his disparate arts.

When Glover was 23 years old, he scored his first major writing job, becoming a member of the writing staff of the NBC sitcom "30 Rock" (2006–13); he served as executive story editor for more than 20 of the show's episodes and made a handful of on-screen appearances as various minor characters.

The first season of "Atlanta," the FX television series that Glover created and starred in, racked up the highest ratings for a comedy series in the network's history.

But it could feature both Williams and Glover, and use the extended runtime of a TV miniseries to cover Lando’s entire life like a novel. The older Lando could be passing on the tales of his adventures to the first generation of children growing up in a peaceful universe in a post-Episode IX framing narrative. Alternatively, the series could be framed by “The Calrissian Chronicles,” the memoirs that Lando was seen recording throughout Solo. The vanity of writing memoirs in real time added a hysterically zany angle to Lando that draws parallels with Dennis Reynolds and Kenny Powers, according to Gamerant.

From many sources, The galaxy's favorite scoundrel, Lando Calrissian, will return in Lando. Justin Simien (@JSim07) is in the early stages of developing the project.

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