Lando Calrissian may get his OWN Star Wars spin-off

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Donald Glover's portrayal of Lando Calrissian appears to have given LucasFilm ideas for the future and it seems that he may be set to get his OWN spin-off adventure according a possibly mis-translated quote attributed to Kathleen Kennedy!

With Solo: A Star Wars Story set for theatrical release next week amid mostly positive reviews from critics, many have highlighted Glover's portrayal as being one of the films highlights. While many expected Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo to get at least one other adventure this is the first time that we've heard word of a Lando spin-off from official sources.

In an interview with Premiere France, LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy said "We think that 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."

Despite this, we don't expect this to be the next spin-off film, but we now know that it is a project that is actively being developed. IO9 spoke to LucasFilm for clarification and the studio responded that the statement wasn't correctly translated by Premiere France and while Kathleen Kennedy “said it’s something she’d like to do one day in the future" it doesn't look like it's going to be a fast-tracked project.

As we now know Alden Ehrenreich has a three-film contract - although in franchise outings multiple film bookings are commonplace and don't guarantee future work. Don't forget that Felicity Jones had a sequel clause in her contract for Rogue One despite her character's demise in that film.

There are a huge number of Star Wars projects now in development - in addition to Lando: A Star Wars Story (we made that up but it's as good a guess as any), we've got next year's Episode IX, Rian Johnson's new trilogy, more than one film being developed by D.B.Weiss and David Benioff, there's the reported Stephen Daldry Obi-wan Kenobi film and John Favreau's post Return of the Jedi TV series. We also have Pablo Hildago's pre-Force Awakens animation Star Wars: Resistance coming to Disney XD later this year.

Expect plenty of cries of 'too much Star Wars' - but if the quality keeps up we're happy.

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Last updated: 16/05/2018 15:11:47

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Star Wars is a science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It debuted in 1977 and the first film was quickly retitled to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It was followed by two sequels - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. A trilogy of prequel films were launched in 1999 with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In 2015 Star Wars returned to the screens for a new trilogy under the control of Disney with The Force Awakens directed by J J Abrams.

A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One and 2017 will see the second film in the new trilogy, Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi.

Another spin-off will be released in 2018 - Solo - which tells the story of Han Solo before the original Star Wars film and 2019 will round off the third trilogy with the untitled Episode IX.

A fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson and they will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.

In addition, there are the TV series The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels and a new as yet untitled live action series due to debut some time after 2020.

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