That's right, following the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed/teased that the galaxy's most charming gambler is due to get his time in the spotlight (at long last). Her comment should have read, "We would love to tell a story about Lando Calrissian one day, but it's not relevant", Premiere wrote. Directed by Ron Howard (who joined production after Lucasfilm fired the the film's initial directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller), Solo stars Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo, stepping into the nearly-impossible-to-fill shoes of Harrison Ford, along with Glover, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, and Paul Bettany.
The original story, from Premiere France, quoted Kennedy as stating that: "We think that the next spinoff will be dedicated to Lando Calrissian". "When they called me up there, I said, 'I don't know if I'm up for a fourth Star Wars movie, ' and they said, 'Well, what if it was Han?'" "It would be fun to tell the story of Han and Chewie". Kennedy instead said something akin to the Lando Calrissian movie being something she'd like to do some day, but there are no concrete plans for it to be the next spin-off just yet. The movie is presented as the beginning of a franchise, with much more story left to explore before we meet the character in Star Wars: A New Hope. Next year, we'll get Episode IX, then maybe an Obi-Wan solo movie after that. In turns out that it was simply a miscommunication between Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy and a French journalist.
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So, we don't yet have a confirmed Lando movie.
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