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Donald Glover Shares Update On ‘Star Wars’ Series About Lando Calrissian

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By Kristin Myers on April 14, 2023 at 10:00 AM EDT

Actor Donald Glover is anxious to make a return to a galaxy far, far away!

The "Atlanta" star appeared as a young Lando Calrissian in the box office flop "Solo: A Star Wars Story." Although it didn't turn a profit at the box office, rumors were swirling that Glover was going to reprise his role as Lando for a Disney+ series.

Although no updates on the series were announced at the 2023 Star Wars Celebration event in London, Glover hinted that Star Wars fans might still have reason to hope for his return.

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Donald Glover Talks 'Star Wars' Series About Young Lando Calrissian: 'We're Talking About It'

During an interview with GQ about his most iconic character, the "Community" star couldn't help but mention the "Star Wars" icon Lando Calrissian. Although "Solo" came out in 2018 and the series was first announced in 2020, it seems that the project is still in development three years later.

"I mean I would love to play Lando again. It's a fun time to be him," Glover said. 'It just needs to be the right way to do it." Glover added, "I'm not interested in doing anything that's just gonna be like a waste of my time or just a paycheck. So it just has to be the right thing, which I think it could be."

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He gave fans reason to hope that he and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, who first announced the series, were still working on the show, adding, "So yeah I mean, we're talking about it." He later joked that he couldn't say more without Kennedy "hunting him down," so it sounds like there is definitely something in the works!

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Donald Glover Compares ‘Star Wars’ To ‘The Bible’

Donald Glover at the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones - Arrivals

In 2018, shortly after the film aired, Glover talked about reprising the character of Lando Calrissian at a “Solo: A Star Wars Story” Town Hall.

“It would always be fun to be Lando again,” he said at the time. “The movie, I feel like, is wide open. This part of the universe without the… I feel like with the Skywalkers, it’s hard because it’s almost like the Bible.”

“There’s a story that you have to tell, and the lineage of that family,” he continued. “I feel like out here it’s like, yeah, we’re just like hustlers and gamblers and space pirates, essentially, so you can do a lot more and have a lot more fun.”

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Will 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Potentially Be Getting A Sequel?

Ron Howard at the 36th Annual American Cinematheque Awards Honoring Ryan Reynolds

Filmmaker Ron Howard opened up about the odds of a “Solo” sequel happening earlier this year. In January, the veteran director told NME, that he didn’t feel too optimistic about the possibility of another sequel making it to the big screen.

“The only discussion that I’m aware of about a sequel for Solo is coming from the fans at this point,” Howard said. “I don’t think it’s a Lucasfilm priority, as I understand it.” That being said, he also made sure to add “never say never” when it comes to projects set in a galaxy far, far away.

“The folks from Lucasfilm love the fans and really do listen, so I would never say never, he added. “But I’m not aware of any concrete plans right now to extend the story or deal with that particular set of characters.”

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Daisy Ridley Is Returning To A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Daisy Ridley wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress arrives at the World Premiere Of Disney's 'Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker'

Speaking of “never say never,” actress Daisy Ridley is returning to reprise her role as Rey in a new “Star Wars” movie directed by “Ms. Marvel” filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that the film will be set 15 years after 2019’s “The Rise of Skywalker,” which wrapped up the nine-episode Skywalker Saga.

James Mangold and Dave Filoni will also create new movies that focus on the dawn of the Jedi and the New Republic. Filoni’s film is said to be in the same timeline as “The Mandalorian,” “The Book of Boba Fett,” and the upcoming “Ahsoka,” which will hit Disney+ in August 2023.

The news was first announced on Friday, April 7, right at the start of the 2023 Star Wars Celebration event in London. The event also gave fans a first look at several Disney+ series, including "The Acolyte," "Skeleton Crew," and the second season of "Andor."

Fans can learn more about those series by clicking here.

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