Justin Simien, the acclaimed director of ‘Haunted Mansion’ and writer of the Lando Calrissian series for Disney+, has recently expressed uncertainty about the future of the Star Wars universe show, nearly three years after its initial announcement.
The series, based on the character Lando Calrissian, who was portrayed by Donald Glover in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’, was first announced during Disney Investor Day in December 2020 by Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy. However, since then, there has been little information about the series, with Kennedy only acknowledging earlier this year that the series was “still happening.”
In a recent interview with The Direct, Simien revealed that he has not received any updates since Kennedy’s statement. “I certainly poured my heart and spent a lot of time working with them to put together a really great show,” Simien said. “It feels like everybody loves it. And, you know, I was told we had to put a pause on it because of scheduling, and the next update I got [was in 2020], some years ago. So I don’t know, I have no idea what’s going on with it.”
Donald Glover, who played Lando in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’, expressed his interest in reprising the role in an interview with GQ earlier this year. “I would love to play Lando again,” Glover said. “It’s a fun time to be him. It just needs to be the right way to do it.” Glover also mentioned that he had been “talking about it” with Kennedy and that “Lando is definitely somebody I’d like to hang out with.”
Despite his enthusiasm, Glover emphasized the importance of the project’s quality, stating, “I’m not interested in doing anything that’s just gonna be a waste of my time or just a paycheck. I’d much rather spend time with people that I enjoy.”
While the future of the Lando Calrissian series remains uncertain, fans of the Star Wars universe continue to hope for more information and updates on the project.
Q1: Who is Justin Simien? A1: Justin Simien is a director and writer known for his work on ‘Haunted Mansion’ and the Lando Calrissian series for Disney+.
Q2: What is the Lando Calrissian series? A2: The Lando Calrissian series is a show set in the Star Wars universe, focusing on the character Lando Calrissian. The series was announced during Disney Investor Day in December 2020.
Q3: Who is Lando Calrissian? A3: Lando Calrissian is a character from the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Donald Glover in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Q4: What has Justin Simien said about the series recently? A4: Justin Simien has expressed uncertainty about the future of the series. He mentioned that he has not received any updates since Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy’s statement earlier this year that the series was “still happening.”
Q5: What did Donald Glover say about reprising his role as Lando? A5: Donald Glover expressed interest in reprising his role as Lando Calrissian in an interview with GQ. He stated, “I would love to play Lando again,” but emphasized that it needs to be done the right way.
Q6: What is the current status of the Lando Calrissian series? A6: The current status of the Lando Calrissian series is uncertain. There has been little information about the series since its announcement in 2020, and both Simien and Glover have expressed uncertainty about its future.