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Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says the studio would love to make a Lando film in the future

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May 16, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story isn't even in theaters yet and Lucasfilm is already looking toward the future. According to a report by Premiere France, the company's president, Kathleen Kennedy, is already talking about what other stories they can tell.

In an initial report, the outlet said, per a translation, "We think 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." A rep for Disney confirms to SYFY WIRE that Kennedy was incorrectly quoted, and Premiere France has since updated its story to clarify that Kennedy "would love to see a Lando film in the future, but it would also be fun to tell a Han and Chewie story," and not that a Lando film has been confirmed. 

Still, the good news for fans is that it sounds like Lando is high on the radar.

It would make a lot of sense, since audiences who have seen the movie are raving about Donald Glover's interpretation of the young character, originally made famous by Billy Dee Williams. Plus, Lando stole the spotlight in a lot of the early promo material for Solo, causing the Internet to promptly lose its collective mind.

The real supporting evidence for a Lando movie, however, is that young Han, played by Alden Ehrenreich, revealed last month that he signed on for three movies. Maybe a Solo sequel won't focus on him and Chewie, but on Lando dealing with something from his past. Jonathan Kasdan, who co-wrote the Solo screenplay with his dad Lawrence, also wants a Lando standalone. 

"I'm dying to see a Lando film. I would help in any way I was asked to. I think that's a great movie," he told Screen Rant. "One of the tricky challenges of making a Lando movie is, suddenly Lando is at the center of it. He, somebody else is going to step into that role of being the, maybe even Han, you know. So it's a fun universe to play around and then think about what we can do with it."

Oh, and if the Lando project does happen, Kasdan said it can't happen without Lobot

Solo: A Star Wars Story smuggles itself into theaters May 25.