Donald Glover’s Lando series now a Star Wars movie

Lucasfilm has confirmed to Variety that the Lando Calrissian series announced back in 2020 will now be developed as a ‘Star Wars’ film.

The news was first announced by ‘Lando’ writer Stephen Glover when he said on the “Pablo Torre Finds Out”, saying: “It’s not even a show…the idea right now is to do a movie. Right now, because of the strike, it’s kind of like telephone, all of the information.”

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In July, it was confirmed both Donald and Stephen Glover would be taking over from Justin Simien as the writers of the ‘Lando’ project for Disney.

Donald Glover first appeared as young Lando Calrissian in the 2018 film ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’. It was a box office disappointment for Disney and Lucasfilm.

The bad box office halted the development of films based on Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett. Both characters later received Disney+ shows.

Not much has been revealed about what the plot of the film will be.

Lando Calrissian is a scoundrel in ‘Star Wars’ first played by Billy Dee Williams in ‘Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back’. Williams reprised his role in ‘Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi’ and ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’.

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This is the fourth ‘Star Wars’ film in development. At Star Wars Celebrations in April 2023, Lucasfilm announced three films.

One will be a continuation of Rey Skywalker’s story directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, one will focus on the New Republic and Imperial Remnant directed by Dave Filoni, and a final film will focus on the origins of the Jedi directed by James Mangold.

There is no indication when the ‘Lando’ film will be released. Lucasfilm currently has three dates for upcoming ‘Star Wars’ films, May 22, 2026, December 18, 2026, and December 17, 2027.

Kieran Burt

My name is Kieran and I am based in the UK. I love writing about all things science fiction and fantasy, particularly Star Wars and Marvel. When I’m not writing or watching anything sci-fi related, you can probably find me exploring the open worlds of alternate lands through my Xbox.

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