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Donald Glover to Write ‘Lando’ Star Wars Show for Disney+ – The Hollywood Reporter



Brothers Donald Glover and Stephen Glover are teaming as much as pen Disney+’s Lando collection, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The deal, first reported by Above the Line, was made previous to the Writers Strike, which started in Could. Justin Simien, who was beforehand connected to develop Lando, exited the Star Wars undertaking previous to the duo signing on.

Disney introduced in December 2020 that the Lucasfilm present was within the works. Donald Glover, who will star within the severe, beforehand performed Lando Calrissian in 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story. Whereas the movie bombed on the field workplace, Glover’s efficiency was properly obtained.

The sleek speaking smuggler first appeared in The Empire Strikes Again, with unique Lando actor Billy Dee Williams returning for Return of the Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker.

Throughout a current interview with THR, Simien spoke concerning the Lando undertaking, and stated he was unsure about its future.

“The last thing I was told was that they loved it but needed to put a pin in it until they could figure out everybody’s availability,” Simien stated. “I haven’t investigated further, but I’m not an idiot. I’m not alone in that experience. But I can’t help but wonder, ‘Am I too Black? Am I too queer? And people just don’t want to say that?’ Because it seems like I develop things with these companies and they just never happen for reasons unknown.”

As for Donald Glover, who alongside along with his brother has an general take care of Amazon, he has indicated that he was nonetheless within the undertaking.

Stated the actor in an April interview with GQ: “I’m not interested in doing anything that is going to be a waste of my time or just a paycheck. I would much rather spend time with people I enjoy. It just has to be the right thing, which I think it could be. Lando is definitely somebody I’d like to hang out with. We’re talking about it. That as much as I can say.”

—Borys Package and Aaron Sofa contributed to this story.

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