Donald Glover’s “Lando” Disney+ Series Being Reimagined As a Feature Film

Donald Glover in
Donald Glover in "Solo: A Star Wars Story"

Lando Calrissian was one of the beloved Star Wars side characters set to get his own Disney+ series, but that’s no longer the plan. Donald Glover, who played Lando in Solo: A Star Wars Story, recently revealed that this series will pivot to a feature film instead.

Glover recently made an appearance on Pablo Torre Finds Out podcast and shared some news about his feature in the Star Wars universe. The two-time Emmy winner revealed that his Disney+ series about Lando will pivot to the big screen.

“It’s not even a show. The idea right now is to do a movie… Right now because of the strike, it’s like [a game of] telephone,” said Glover.

Lando Calrissian was introduced as an old friend of Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back and was originally portrayed by Billy Dee Williams. Glover took over from him to play a younger version of the character in Solo: A Star Wars Story, which chronicled the start of the duo’s friendship.

Disney+ series that puts Lando Calrissian front and center was originally announced in 2020, with Dear White People’s Justin Simien serving as its creator. He later parted ways with Disney+ and was replaced by Donald Glover and his brother Stephen Glover.