Glover's Lando Star Wars Show Now a Star Wars Movie

Star Wars realm buzzes with Glover's cinematic transformation.

by Nouman Rasool
Glover's Lando Star Wars Show Now a Star Wars Movie
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Good news for all Star Wars aficionados! The much-anticipated Lando spinoff, originally pitched as a series with Donald Glover in the titular role, is now set to grace the silver screen. The revelation came from Stephen Glover, Donald’s brother and frequent creative collaborator, sparking excitement amongst the fandom.

However, whether Lando will claim a slot in the upcoming Star Wars cinematic releases or find a home on Disney Plus remains in the stars. This ambiguity is largely due to the ongoing strike by the Writers Guild of America.

Their negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have temporarily halted many studio projects, including this one. This development is heartening for fans who have been tracking the project since its inception in 2018 and formal announcement in 2020.

After the somewhat tepid reception of "Solo: A Star Wars Story" in 2018, die-hard fans have been yearning for a cinematic experience that revives the Star Wars magic.

Glover's Lando: Casting Triumphs Again

Despite "Solo"'s lukewarm reception, it was universally agreed that the casting was spot-on.

Alden Ehrenreich's portrayal of Han Solo, Emilia Clarke's turn as Qi'ra, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge's rendition of L3-37 were notable highlights. But it was Donald Glover's Lando that stole many scenes, seamlessly infusing Billy Dee Williams' original performance with his own signature style.

The initial idea of a Lando-centric series was an enticing one, hinting at Star Wars' ability to both respect its roots and seek fresh horizons. Originally, Justin Simien of "Dear White People" was pegged to helm the Disney Plus series.

However, recent news suggests he’s left, passing the reins to the Glover brothers, famed for their influential roles in the FX series, "Atlanta". Although Stephen Glover remained tight-lipped about the film's specifics during his recent appearance on the "Pablo Torre Finds Out" podcast, he did drop hints suggesting a grand cinematic vision.

“The idea right now is to do a movie,” he shared, cautiously dancing around details. This tidbit was later cemented by Variety, which confirmed Lucasfilm Ltd.’s intentions to shape the project as a film. Lucasfilm's Star Wars rollout does have some tentative dates set, though the exact titles are still shrouded in mystery.

As fans eagerly wait for the resolution of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA contracts, speculation is rife on which film will grace which date. Between a Dave Filoni-directed film tying the Mandalorian and Ahsoka sagas, James Mangold's deep dive into the Force's origin, and a narrative following Rey, helmed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the future of Star Wars appears luminous.