Back in February, I ran a story about the long-rumored Disney+ spin-off for Solo: A Star Wars Story that’s in some form of planning saying that Disney and Lucasfilm were very serious about trying to bring back Lando. At the time I didn’t specify which Lando it was (due to certain people who love debunking), but it was Donald Glover they were trying to bring back.
Today Kessel Run Transmissions reports that they’ve heard that Donald Glover has either signed on or is close to signing on to return as Lando. They stress it’s still early and could still fall through due to how busy he is with other projects. However, it’s a good sign that Lucasfilm’s efforts to get him to come back over the last few months were successful.
Kessel Run Transmissions previously scooped The Bad Batch before Lucasfilm announced it, so they’re building quite a good track record for themselves. Also, this Glover information backs up what I heard back in February about them really wanting to have him return.
The idea I heard back then was for him to appear in the spin-off that’ll likely deal with the Crime Syndicates like Crimson Dawn and Black Sun, but then he’ll get his own Lando series following that. They did set up a Lando series with the ending of The Rise of Skywalker with the original Billy Dee. Even so, Lucasfilm would obviously want flashbacks in that with Glover as well. Which means there are a lot of opportunities for the young Lando to appear in Disney+ shows.
Up next for Star Wars is the second season of The Mandalorian, which will arrive on time in October. Then both the Obi-Wan series and the Cassian Andor series will be filming back-to-back in Pinewood UK. This Solo/Lando show and the rumored Ahsoka series are obviously further out, but with Star Wars Celebration next month cancelled; Lucasfilm could always make reveals of what they’re working on over the next few months.