Not only will Donald Glover return to play the young Lando Calrissian, but he will also co-author the Star Wars series with his brother Stephen.
Donald Glover and the Brother Stephen Glover have closed the deal with Disney for write the series the Star Wars Lando on behalf of Lucasfilm. The confirmation comes from Variety (via Above the Line), which announces the departure of Justin Simien, initially involved in the project.
The arrival of a limited series for Disney + dedicated to the young Lando Calrissian was announced in December 2020. At the time, the director of The ghost house Justin Simien was involved in the project. However, Simien would have abandoned the project as, as it is now revealed, the Glover brothers will write the Lando series by themselves. Variety specifies that the agreement was reached before the writers’ strike.
Originally played by Billy Dee Williams ne The empire strikes again e The return of the jediDonald Glover embodied a younger version of the light-hearted Star Wars character in Ron Howard’s prequel Solofrom 2018, which also showed the younger version of Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich).
Jordan Peele and Donald Glover: horror and comedy to tell black America today
Donald Glover doesn’t want to waste any more time
In April Glover had anticipated to GQ the possibility of returning to wear the role of Lando, confirming the negotiations with Lucasfilm:
It just has to be the right way to do it. that their time is precious. I’m not interested in doing anything that’s a waste of time or doing anything just for the money. I’d much rather spend time with people I like. So it has to be the right project, in that sense I am optimistic”.