In an exciting development for Star Wars fans, Donald Glover is officially joining the Star Wars series ‘Lando’ on Disney+ as both writer and star. The news was first reported by Above the Line and has since been confirmed by io9.
Glover’s Role in the Series
Glover, who first donned the cape of the iconic Billy Dee Williams character in 2018’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” will be writing the series alongside his brother, Stephen Glover. Despite the fact that “Solo” was not the hit Disney or Lucasfilm had hoped for, Glover’s interpretation of the famous scoundrel turned Rebel leader was widely loved.
Behind the Scenes Changes
Justin Simien, the director of “Haunted Mansion,” who was originally attached to the project, has left. Simien reportedly turned his attention full-time to “Haunted Mansion,” prompting Lucasfilm to reach out to Glover. The Glover brothers then pitched their idea for the series, which was well-received by Lucasfilm.
Delays and Future Plans
It’s important to note that all these developments were in place before the WGA or SAG-AFTRA strikes, and no work has been happening on the series since. The news of Glover’s involvement is the first update on the series in several years.
The spinoff series was first announced in December 2020, alongside the “Ahsoka” series and “The Acolyte.” While “Ahsoka” is set to release in less than a month and “The Acolyte” next year, fans are hopeful that ‘Lando’ will follow soon after.
Q1: Who is set to write and star in the new Star Wars series ‘Lando’?
Q2: Who else is involved in the writing process?
A2: Donald Glover will be writing the series alongside his brother, Stephen Glover.
Q3: Has Donald Glover been involved in the Star Wars universe before?
A3: Yes, Donald Glover portrayed a young Lando Calrissian in the 2018 film “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”
Q4: Who was originally attached to the project?
A4: Justin Simien, the director of “Haunted Mansion,” was originally attached to the project but has since left.
Q5: Why has there been no work on the series recently?
A5: All developments were in place before the WGA or SAG-AFTRA strikes, and no work has been happening on the series since.
Q6: When was the series first announced?
A6: The series was first announced in December 2020.
Q7: When can we expect the series to be released?
A7: The release date for ‘Lando’ has not been announced yet. However, it’s expected to follow the release of “Ahsoka” and “The Acolyte,” which are set to be released in less than a month and next year, respectively.