Following Kathleen Kennedy’s quote last week that a Lando movie was coming next, and the swift correction that it may come eventually, after more tales of Han and Chewie, Entertainment Weekly asked Glover if he was interested in reprising the role of Lando Calrissian, the classiest man in the galaxy:
“It would always be fun to be Lando again. 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 I like those movies a lot. I like the comedy of them, the silliness and also the adventure. I think it would just be fun to do.”
That’s part of what I liked about Solo, it didn’t have to deal with Jedi, Sith, or the Rebellion. It gives Solo: A Star Wars Story a lot of freedom to not follow the classic Star Wars mold too close. You know, have some fun with the galaxy.
Bringing up his show Atlanta, EW then asked Glover if he was interested in writing a Lando film:
“I mean, yeah. I think it would be fun to do. 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 traveling 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. But it also is nice to not have to write that. It’s also nice to just, you know, show up in a cape and get pointed in the right direction.”
Fraiser in space? Sold!
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