While Solo: A Star Wars Story is still over a week away, Lucasfilm is not shying away from talking about the future of the spinoff series. The ‘Story’ movies have filled in stories in the galaxy far far away that some fans have asked for while ignoring others. Rumors of a sequel to Solo have swirled recently. Today, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has spoken directly of her interest in what will come next.
Translated from an interview with Premiere France, Kathleen Kennedy had this to say about the future of the characters in Solo: A Star Wars Story:
“We think that the next spin-off will be dedicated to Lando Calrissian. Of course, there are still many stories to tell about Han and Chewbacca but Lando will be next.”
This is a smart business move by Disney and Lucasfilm. The actors are under contract for further films and Donald Glover has early praise and fan excitement. To split him off while also continuing with name value characters like Han and Chewie means double the profits. Do you think this is the right move? What stories would you like to see in a Lando spinoff? Tweet us @superbromovies – Cole
Source: Premiere France
The original quote from Kennedy, which was in French, appears to have been translated wrong. The actual quote goes as follows:
“We would love to tell a story about Lando Calrissian one day, but it’s not relevant, it would be fun to tell the story of Han and Chewie …”
It seems Kennedy never actually confirmed the movie but more just the idea of it. A Lando spinoff isn’t being made, however, it’s not off the table just yet.
Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters May 25th
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.”