Donald Glover and his brother Stephen Glover are connected to jot down the Disney+ Star Wars restricted collection “Lando,” primarily based on the long-lasting Lando Calrissian character, IndieWire has confirmed.
“Haunted Mansion” director and “Pricey White Individuals” creator Justin Simien was beforehand connected to jot down “Lando” again when it was first revealed to be within the works in 2020, however Simien is now not concerned with the challenge.
Glover portrayed a younger Lando in “Solo: A Star Wars Story” in 2018, taking up from Billy Dee Williams, who originated the position in “The Empire Strikes Again.” The “Atlanta” creator has been vocal about returning to the role, but it surely’s unclear at current if he’s connected to star.
“We’re speaking about it. That’s as a lot as I can say with out Kathleen Kennedy looking me down,” Glover stated to GQ again in April. “I might like to play Lando once more. … It’s a enjoyable time, being him. It simply must be the best approach to do it.”
Based on Above the Line, which first reported the information, the Glovers’ involvement has been high secret for months, becoming a member of the challenge earlier than the writers’ strike started. That’s regardless of Simien being requested not too long ago — on multiple occasions — whether or not he was nonetheless connected to “Lando.”
“I’m connected, I feel, however I don’t actually know. (Laughs.) The very last thing I used to be instructed was that they cherished it however wanted to place a pin in it till they might work out everyone’s availability,” he instructed THR this week. “I haven’t investigated additional, however I’m not an fool. I’m not alone in that have. However I can’t assist however marvel, ‘Am I too Black? Am I too queer? And other people simply don’t wish to say that?’ As a result of it looks as if I develop issues with these firms they usually simply by no means occur for causes unknown.”
“Solo” grossed simply $392 million worldwide, a disappointment for a Star Wars movie, but it surely hasn’t slowed the variety of Star Wars collection which have accomplished gangbusters on Disney+.
Glover and Stephen Glover’s “Atlanta” resulted in 2022, and the brothers at the moment have an total take care of Amazon Studios, the place Glover was a co-creator on the Dominique Fishback-led collection “Swarm.”