Donald Glover On All Things Lando Calrissian, Including Lando’s Pansexuality

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Whilst the movie will obviously be about the young Han Solo, played by Alden Ehrenreich, there is little doubt that Donald Glover is likely to walk out of Solo: A Star Wars Story as the one audiences are talking about.

Whether it be the charm of Glover himself or the inherent level of the seduction of his character, Lando Calrissian, has over his fans, Glover will more than likely steal the whole movie.

And, whilst there isn’t a Lando spin-off officially in the pipelines, Glover already has an idea of what he’d like, should the moment ever come.

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Glover told how he imagines a Lando spin-off film would be like, including exploring the fan-favourite character’s high-life.

“It would be cool to see, like Frasier in Space – like, a high-end guy in space. All of these characters are very specific and they have very specific points of view, so it’s always going to be fun to see them travelling around to a planet that is the opposite of what they’re used to… And all of that seems like it would be fun to write, for sure.”

Of course, having been involved in such a memorable role as Lando Calrissian – a role that Donald has, in the past, said is the only role he ever wanted to play – you can be sure that he’d jump at the opportunity to play the role, whenever wherever.

“I would love to do it again. It’s really fun. The movie, I feel like, is wide open. This part of the universe without the…I feel like with the Skywalkers, it’s hard, because it’s almost like the Bible. There’s a story that you have to tell, and the lineage of that family. I feel like out here its like, yeah, we’re just like hustlers and gamblers and space pirates, essentially, so you can do a lot more and have a lot more fun.”

And speaking of having a lot more fun, one of the more noteworthy bits of information to have been leaked by the studio was the confirmation that Lando Calrissian is, in fact, pansexual.

Whilst it may make some people roll their eyes, or even surprise some fans to hear the news, it didn’t come as a surprise to Donald Glover, who thought it made perfect sense.

“How can you not be pansexual in space?” Glover replied when asked if he was aware of Lando’s sexuality. “There are so many things to have sex with. I didn’t think that was that weird. Yeah, he’s coming on to everybody. I feel like if you’re in space it’s kind of like, the door is open! It’s like, [not] only guys or girls – no, it’s anything. This thing is literally a blob. Are you a man or a woman? Like, who cares? Have a good time out here.” 


Directed by Ron Howard, and starring Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Thandie Newton as Val, Paul Bettany as Dryden Vos and Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett, Solo: A Star Wars Story is currently in cinemas nationwide.

-James, 27/05/2018

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