What Lando: A Star Wars Story Could Be About, According To Donald Glover And Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Sure, Alden Ehrenreich is going to take center stage as Han Solo this weekend when Solo: A Star Wars Story premieres, but there's another character who has audiences talking: Lando Calrissian. Donald Glover's portrayal of the legendary scoundrel has become one of the most talked-about elements of the entire film, and his complicated relationship with Phoebe Waller-Bridge's L3-37 has stood out as a vital element of the film's narrative. On that note, CinemaBlend recently had a chance to talk to Glover and Waller-Bridge at the recent Solo press day in Los Angeles, and the L3 actress admitted that she wants to see the origins of this relationship if Lando: A Star Wars Story eventually happens. The actress explained:
The Star Wars franchise timeline is ripe for exploration, and these movies can go backward and forward in time as needed. With that degree of flexibility, Phoebe Waller-Bridge wants to take this spinoff franchise even further back in time to show the origin of Lando's introduction to L3, and how they struck up the relationship seen in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
We should note that Solo: A Star Wars Story lays quite a bit of groundwork to set up this relationship. Building off of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's remarks, Donald Glover chimed and talked about how Solo alludes to their history without explicitly giving too much away. The duo continued:
If these remarks make it seem like there's some evident romantic tension between the characters, that's because there kind of is. In fact, while speaking out about Lando in Solo: A Star Wars Story, screenwriter Jonathan Kasdan explained that there's a "fluidity" surrounding Lando's sexuality and that L3 falls into that spectrum of beings he's attracted to. Solo: A Star Wars Story is very much Han's arc, but it sounds like a potential spinoff could feature some love stories that we've never seen in a Star Wars movie before.
Want to get a closer look at our chat with Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge? Check out a clip from our Solo: A Star Wars Story interview, below!
Audiences will get a chance to see the younger version of Lando debut on the big screen this weekend when Solo: A Star Wars Story premieres on May 25. We will bring you more information related to the possibility of Lando: A Star Wars Story as new details become available to us, and until then, mark down your calendars for the release of Star Wars: Episode IX on December 20, 2019!
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