"We think the next spin-off will be dedicated to Lando Calrissian". "When I heard they were making these, I told my agent, 'if they're making anything with Lando in it, I have to be Lando, '" he said over the weekend during a Solo press day.
UPDATE: In the time since the story was originally published, LucasFilm reached out to Premiere and offered a clarification of Kathleen Kennedy's quote, saying Star Wars is interested in making a Lando movie when it's relevant.
Donald Glover only just arrived at a galaxy far, far away - but he's already landed his own Star Wars spin-off movie.
"Solo: A Star Wars Story" features Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo and chronicles his life prior to the events featured in 1977's original "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope".
What Kennedy actually said was Lucasfilm would love to eventually make a Lando spin-off one day, but this is now not a priority. It is the second in a series of planned standalone "Star Wars" movies meant to exist outside the main trilogies. Especially if they could book-end the adventure with an older Lando, while Billy Dee Williams is still around.
Right now, Donald Glover is absolutely on fire and he's being singled out as the best thing about Solo. Fantasies of Old Republic history lessons have resulted in the realities of Rogue One and Solo. We'll always show up for Han and Chewie, but the early buzz suggests Lucasfilm picked the wrong sidekick to take center stage.
USA Today said: "While Solo is a Star Wars movie that gambles on not really being a Star Wars movie, it's a winning chapter that only sparingly (though intriguingly) shows its hand in connecting to the bigger universe". But we'll see what we get!