Kathleen Kennedy Confirms “No Movement” on Forgotten ‘Star Wars’ Series

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Billy Dee Williams as Lando (left) and Harrison Ford as Han Solo (right)

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With countless confirmations of thrilling new series over Star Wars celebration, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy confirms the “no movement” progress on the forgotten Lando Calrissian series.

solo a star wars story cast (l-r) alden ehrenrich as han solo, donald glover as lando calrissian, joonas suotamo as chewbacca, emilia clarke as qi'ra, and droid l3-37
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Despite backlash and negative box-office reviews, Lucasfilm went ahead with a Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) spin-off featuring actor Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian.

Facing turmoil for replacing an Original Trilogy actor with a younger interpretation, Glover’s performance was met with mixed perceptions.

Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian
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Nonetheless, Lucasfilm aimed to show every Star Wars fan the humble beginnings of Calrissian and how he came into ownership of Bespin City with a Lando series confirmation in 2020.

Two years later and there’s no news on the series and rumors about shelving began to grow. Kathleen Kennedy has finally shed light on the TV show:

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has addressed why there has been “no movement” from the #Lando Disney+ series:

“It’s not for lack of trying. It’s just that [Donald Glover] is a very busy guy… He’ll come our way. So patiently waiting.”

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When asked about the progress of the Lando series, Kennedy shared to CinemaBlend:

“You need to ask Donald [Glover]. He’s the one that holds all the cards here. But there’s no movement. I will say that honestly. But it’s not for lack of trying. It’s just that he’s a very busy guy. … He’s got another series, and I think one other thing, and then he’ll come our way. So patiently waiting.”

Donald Glover as Lando
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With working on countless projects in both his musical and acting career, Donald Glover is an incredibly busy individual. Nonetheless, when the time is right, Lucasfilm is all for his own Lando series.

Donald glover as Lando Calrissian
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The world of George Lucas is expanding beyond Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Darth Vader (James Earl Jones), Jedi Master Yoda (Frank Oz), Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein), Darth Maul (Ray Parker), Anakin Skywalker (Boba Fett (Jeremy Bulloch/Temura Morrison), Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), Grogu (AKA “Baby Yoda”), Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff)Koska Reeves (Sasha Banks), Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), and Moff GGideon’s (Giancarlo Esposito) the Millennium Falcon, the Death Star, and The Clone Wars.

Within the Star Wars franchise, Lucasfilm is moving past Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) or the controversial Rian Johnson Star Wars film The Last Jedi (2018) as we dive into the Old Republic or explore new realities of the Star Wars universe with each new TV show or the upcoming Star Wars game like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 or Star Wars Eclipse.

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