Star Wars: Despite Solo Failure, Kathleen Kennedy Says Lando Series Still Planned

Despite Solo Failure, Kathleen Kennedy Says Lando Series Still Planned
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Donald Glover is to reprise the role for Dear White People director Justin Simien.

A few days ago, Kathleen Kennedy explained during the Star Wars Celebration having learned the lesson of the “flop” of Soloin 2018, and no longer want to shoot new films or series Star Wars featuring a young performer of an iconic character from the original saga. For the producer, the main weak point of this film was to have cast Alden Ehrenreich to interpret Han Solo after Harrison Ford. “Some think that Solo should have been a series, but doing a series on Han Solo without Harrison Ford in the role, it’s the same, she explained. And it’s the same for Indiana Jones…” She added that she no longer wanted to launch a prequel project in this vein. However, she has since clarified that the series project around Lando Calrissianwhich was played by Donald Glover in this same film (he succeeded Billy Dee Williams), was still relevant.

In December 2020, we thus learned that Justin Simien (Dear White People) had been hired by Lucasfilm to dream up a multi-episode spin-off for Disney+. “Never say neverreplied the producer about the question of the “recasting” of a cult character Star Wars at Total Movie. But it’s not something we want to do again for now. We always talk about Lando with Donald Glover, for example, but I don’t think we will intentionally go back to characters like Luke or Leia to decide to arbitrarily tell a story. You’d need a good reason to do it.”

For the moment, this series on Lando is not dated. WhileObi-Wan Kenobi has just started on the platform, Disney+ has officially announced Andor for this summer, then season 3 of The Mandalorian for February 2023, as well asAhsoka then, and Skeleton Crewa children’s show in the vein of Amblin productions of the 1980s, which will be directed by Jon Watts (Spider-Man: No Way Home) and worn by Jude Law. In the meantime, Donald Glover is very busy with season 4 ofAtlantaas well as a series Mr. and Mrs. Smithbut he also confirmed last March that lando was always planned for Jimmy Kimmel (the video is to be seen here, in VO). Simien prepares for him Haunted Mansion, having for decoration the haunted house of the Disneyland parks.

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