The smoothest talking scoundrel in the galaxy will be headed to his own (presumably live action) series on Disney+, fulfilling the 40-year-old wishes of fans.
While the role has been assumed by both Donald Glover (in Solo: A Star Wars Story) and the returning Billy Dee Williams (in The Rise of Skywalker) in recent years, it remains to be seen which iteration of the character will anchor the new series.
Of course, fans could get lucky and we may see both of them in a series that covers two different points in time. A no-brainer would be to either follow young Lando during his year before or after meeting Han (we’d prefer after, giving Solo the sequel it deserves), or following old Lando in his time before his return in Episode IX–perhaps on a search for his kidnapped daughter.
Either way, we’re in for this ride.
Following the success of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it was only a matter of time before Disney/LucasFilm decided to return to this era.
Set in the days before Rogue One (no, duh), Andor follows the titular character plauyed by Diego Luna and his “lovable” droid K-2SO. The new series will have an extensive cast including Stellan Skarsgard, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, and Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma.
The series is expected to hit Disney+ on 2022, with production having kicked off three weeks ago in London.