Fans Are Hyped About a Report Claiming Donald Glover Is in Talks for a Lando Calrissian ‘Star Wars’ Series

Could Donald Glover be making his way to a new Disney+ series? Though nothing has been confirmed, fans are celebrating the latest report claiming exactly that.


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Though it has in no way been confirmed by any of the involved parties, you've surely seen a tweet or three popping up in celebration of widely circulating claims that Donald Glover will be returning as Lando Calrissian for a new Disney+ series.

We can finally announce that Donald Glover will be reprising his role as Lando in a future #StarWars series! What do you guys think of this news??

— Noah Outlaw (@OutlawNoah) July 22, 2020

The current source of all this is the team behind the YouTube channel Kessel Run Transmissions, which said on Wednesday:

"So, we've heard that Donald Glover is coming back as Lando in his own series."

This is significant among fans because, as Jeremy Conrad over at Star Wars Unitypoints out, the Kessel Run Transmissions team previously bagged a scoop related to The Bad Batch ahead of the formal Lucasfilm announcement. Still, the latest Glover report—which further claims the Solo star has signed on or is close to doing so—hasn't been confirmed.

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The troubled production behind 2018's Solo, which marked Glover's inaugural turn as the beloved franchise character first brought into the pop culture lexicon by Billy Dee Williams, famously resulted in the firing of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. And while it would be disingenuous to call that A Star Wars Story entry a failure, the movie—which ultimately enlisted the services of occasional GOAT Ron Howard—arguably fell short of what it could have done with the origin story of Han Solo.

At any rate, fans of Glover's take on Lando have taken kindly to Wednesday's report, though we must again stress that his return has not been confirmed.

Following the spread of the latest rumblings about a new series, Beyond the Trailer host Grace Randolph reminded the public of her initial report on Glover x Lando developments stemming from way back in April:

I reported that ⁦@donaldglover⁩ will be back as #Lando waaaay back on April 10th 😉#StarWars

— Grace Randolph (@GraceRandolph) July 22, 2020

Complex has reached out to reps for both Disney and Glover for comment, and will update this post accordingly.

Me, who's never watched a snippet of Star Wars, finding out Donald Glover's fine ass is getting his own series:

— Janisse (@killerpedals) July 22, 2020

#DonaldGlover is gonna get his own @disneyplus series as #LandoCalrissian... I literally cannot express how amazingly awesome this is.... My house is already prepared 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥#StarWars #DisneyPlus #ComicConAtHome

— Dr. Jason Johnson (@DrJasonJohnson) July 22, 2020

since Donald Glover will reprise his role as Lando for a future STAR WARS tv show, can we also get Emilia Clarke to return as Qi’ra

— k (@filmidols) July 22, 2020

A Lando series that is set both in the Episode 3-4 era and post-TROS era with both Donald Glover & Billy Dee Williams would slap unbelievably hard

— Jacob (@JacobFisherDF) July 22, 2020

I am so fucking thrilled that Donald Glover might return to play Lando for Disney+. I have two requests: 1. Let him be the space pansexual we all know he is. I wanna see him hook up men, women, aliens, and droids. 2. Bring back L3.

— Jamie Jirak (@JamieCinematics) July 22, 2020

Disney+ has at least three live-action series coming on the heels of The Mandalorian. One is about Rogue One's Cassian Andor, another's an Obi-Wan show with Ewan McGregor expected to return, and the third is a more mysterious series coming from Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland.

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