The Lando project, initially thought of as a series for Disney+, is now heading to cinema. Behind the script, the talented Glover brothers promise innovation in the Star Wars universe
The universe of Star Wars revolutionizes the expectations of his followers once again. What started as a series will now turn into a movie. Yes, let’s talk about it Landauthe story centered on Lando Calrissian, whose screenplay was taken by Donald Glover and his brother Stephen Glover.
The road to the cinema
Recently, in an appearance on the podcast Pablo Torre finds out, Stephen Glover was congratulated for having obtained, together with his brother, the work on the screenplay of Landau. Amid laughter, Glover tried to avoid comment, but ended up confirming that the project will be a film and not the series announced in 2020. This change of plans, as he explained, is partly due to the ongoing labor strike Writers Guild of America.
Stephen Glover’s words were clear: “Oh boy, you shouldn’t have said that. I mean, we can pretty much say we’re making… it’s not even a series. Fans will find out anyway. The idea now is to make a film. Because of the strike it’s like a telephone game where all the information comes out.”
The origins of the project
In December 2020, during Disney Investor Day, the president of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedyannounced that the creator of Dear white people, Justin Simien, was writing the scripts for the Disney+ series. The news, however, changed when it became known that the Glover brothers had accepted the project, after Simien’s silent departure. Simien said he had no idea he was no longer part of the project until the news broke.
The Glover brothers and their distinctive touch
The Glover Brothers They are no strangers to success. Both wrote the acclaimed FX series, Atlanta, which also starred Donald. The series lasted four seasons and ended last year. The duo also worked on the film Guava Island which featured Donald and pop star Rihanna. Donald recently wrote the series Swarm for Amazon Prime Video and is set to star in another project on Prime, Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
The surprise of the film and of the future
The announcement of the project as a film is certainly a surprise. Especially considering that Lucasfilm shelved plans for films centered on historical figures after the commercial failure of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Now all we can do is wait to see how this project will develop, and whether it will finally see the light as a film production or whether it will be released on Disney+.
It’s undeniable that the galactic universe continues to expand, with several films in development officially announced by Lucasfilm, from the one centered on Rey Skywalker to the highly anticipated Taika Waititi film.
For fans, the announcement of Landau As a film it arouses not only curiosity, but also great expectations. And with the Glovers at the helm, this new installment should offer a refreshing and exciting take on the galaxy far, far away.
Much more than just a smuggler
Lando Calrissian he is much more than the original owner of the Millennium Falcon. His story, full of betrayals, alliances and adventures in the darkest corners of the galaxy, has positioned him as one of the most complex and beloved characters in the franchise. He is a natural leader, an astute negotiator and a smuggler with a moral code, which is not very common in his work.
The idea of bringing his story into a series was already exciting, but the leap to the big screen gives us a clue to the grandeur of this adventure. Fans can look forward to epic space battles, encounters with familiar characters, and, of course, more details about his relationship with Han Solo.