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It’s been revealed that a limited series following everyone’s favourite intergalactic bad boy Lando Calrissian is in the works.
During Disney’s Investor Day presentation, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy broke the news.
Not much is known about the release date or casting of the titular character but it has been announced that Dear White People director Justin Simien will be leading the project.
Billy Dee Williams originated the role in the first Star Wars series while Donald Glover played the suave smuggler in the Solo standalone movie.
Over the years fans have speculated about the fluidity of Lando’s sexuality.
Back in 2018, Solo: A Star Wars Story writer Jonathan Kasdan confirmed that iconic character Lando Calrissian is pansexual, stating: “There’s a fluidity to Donald and Billy Dee’s [portrayal of Lando’s] sexuality. I mean, I would have loved to have gotten a more explicitly LGBT character into this movie.
He continued: “I think it’s time, certainly, for that, and I love the fluidity ― sort of the spectrum of sexuality that Donald appeals to and that droids are a part of.
“He doesn’t make any hard and fast rules. I think it’s fun. I don’t know where it will go.”
Even Donald Glover has shown support of Lando’s sexuality.
“How can you not be pansexual in space?” Donald Glover said when asked about the revelation of Lando’s sexual identity on SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio show.
“There are so many things to have sex with. I didn’t think that was that weird. Yeah, he’s coming on to everybody. I mean, yeah, whatever.
“It just didn’t seem that weird to me ‘cause I feel like if you’re in space it’s kind of like, the door is open!
“It’s like, no, only guys or girls. No, it’s anything. This thing is literally a blob. Are you a man or a woman? Like, who cares? Have good time out here.”
The new Lando series is one of the 10 new Star Wars based shows in development at Disney+
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