It's a good time to be a Star Wars fan. With Disney now in charge of the property, there are new additions to the galaxy far, far away every year or so. In addition to main installments, Star Wars is breaking new ground by releasing standalone movies as well. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story helped bridge the gap between the prequel trilogy and A New Hope, while also bringing back classic characters like Darth Vader, Leia, and Grand Moff Tarkin. Solo: A Star Wars Story will arrive shortly to expand the backstory of everyone's favorite smuggler. The movie will also feature a younger Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian, with the latter being played by Donald Glover. Glover recently treated fans to a tour of Lando's Millennium Falcon, where he revealed an entire room just for capes. Check it out.
Lando Calrissian has always had style, and the Falcon is looking extra fly while it's under his control. While Star Wars movies don't typically have a ton of action within the ship's cabin, Solo: A Star Wars Story will show more of its nooks and crannies. Lando has it all decked out, especially his private quarters. This includes a walk in closet completely full of capes. The character's penchant for the over the top costume piece is part of what makes him iconic, so seeing the array of accessories is going to be great for OG Star Wars fans out there.
The video tour shows the different types of Capes at Lando's disposal, and I couldn't help but think of Batman in those moments. But rather than being bulletproof or allowing him to glide through the air, Lando is interested in style than substance-- at least when we meet him in Solo. Ultimately he ends up being one of the original franchise's fan favorite characters, starting as an antagonist before eventually siding with the light in the Galactic War.
Solo: A Star Wars Story will show how Harrison Ford's signature character first met both Land and Chewbacca, who would both grow to become important figures in the smuggler's life. In addition to fleshing out those three original heroes, it will also introduce newcomers with Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, and Thandie Newton filling out the cast. You can check out Donald Glover's tour below.
Considering Lando's current state within the main Star Wars franchise, his role in Solo: A Star Wars Story seems like one that fans are looking forward to. Lando hasn't been seen or even mentioned during either The Force Awakens or The Last Jedi, to the dismay of the fandom. The latter originally seemed like a logical choice, as Lando originally popped up in the second film of the original trilogy. But Rian Johnson crafted a capsulated story that Lando didn't fit in, leaving J.J. Abrams to at least mention the caped hero during Episode IX.
Solo: A Star Wars Story will arrive in theaters May 25th, 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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