Lando is now headed to the big screen instead of TV screens.
Stephen Glover, who is co-writing the Star Wars offshoot with his brother Donald Glover, revealed on a recent episode of the “Pablo Torre Finds Out” podcast that the previously announced series will instead be a movie.
“It’s not even a show… the idea right now is to do a movie. Right now, because of the strike, it’s kind of like telephone,” Stephen said, explaining that no in-person meetings were taking place with the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes continuing.
Lucasfilm, which is developing the project, confirmed to Variety that a film is in the works.
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Billy Dee Williams originally played Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars franchise, with Donald Glover later taking over the role.
Disney+ announced a Lando series was in development three years ago.
Lucasfilm tapped Dear White People creator Justin Simien to write the script. But in July while promoting his new film Haunted Mansion, Simien said he hadn’t heard a word about the project in years.
“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,” Simien told The Direct.
Weeks later, he was replaced by writing duo Donald Glover and Stephen Glover.
Despite being shoved aside, Simien only had kind words for the pair on social media.
“Donald is a national treasure. Glad he and Stephen get to carry the character forward their way,” Simien wrote in a now-expired Instagram Story per TheWrap. “Can’t wait to see. Rooting for everybody Black.”
Watch Stephen Glover commenting on Lando in the video below at the 1:20 mark:
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