What Kennedy actually said was Lucasfilm would love to eventually make a Lando spin-off one day, but this is now not a priority. Sources close to Lucasfilm tell IndieWire that there are no concrete plans for a Lando standalone film at this time but that the studio is eyeing numerous options for the future. Earlier news suggested that Kennedy straight up confirmed that the next solo Star Wars film would be devoted to Lando.
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UPDATED 11:38 a.m. ET: It turns out Donald Glover's Lando Calrissian isn't getting his own film after all. From the context of the interview, it seems Kathleen Kennedy is implying that it follows Solo: A Star Wars Story within the chronology of the Star Wars canon.
The original story, from Premiere France, quoted Kennedy as stating that: "We think that the next spinoff will be dedicated to Lando Calrissian". Even Premiere and ComicBook both note the long-gestating chatter around an Obi-Wan film.More news: Neymar Admits He's 'Afraid' Ahead of Return from Injury, World Cup
To paraphrase Zoolander's Mugatu, "It's that damn Donald Glover!".
While that's not up there with the likes of Rogue One and the last two main saga entries, it's still better than many expected following the high-profile exits of directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.More news: Battlefield V name confirmed as EA sets May 23 reveal
Written by Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon, Solo: A Star Wars Story also stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany and Ian Kenny.
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. It appears that confirmation of Star Wars Lando was a mere mistranslation from a foreign reporter.More news: Buffalo Bills announce Thurman Thomas' No. 34 jersey will be retired
Solo: A Star Wars Story arrιves in theaters May 25, 2018.