Thandie Newton's defining role for Star Wars

Actor Alden Ehrenreich stars as Han Solo in ‘Solo A Star Wars Story

Actor Alden Ehrenreich stars as Han Solo in ‘Solo A Star Wars Story

Man, the Internet was all abuzz about a potential Lando Calrissian movie after a lost-in-translation quote from Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy mistakenly suggested that Lando: A Star Wars Story could be next in the line of Star Wars anthology films.

Even though a Lando spinoff film doesn't seem like it's going to happen, Glover said he'd be interested in helping out with the writing process if it does.

Spielberg got him an agent and kick-started his career with DreamWorks, the studio that the director helped found.

It motivated Glover to land the role anyway.

Need I say more?

"It's super weird to me, because I gave it to my son", Glover said. If anything, his agent's words only encouraged him more.

Thandie Newton's defining role for Star Wars
Thandie Newton's defining role for Star Wars

Discussing the amount of speculation that surrounded the project, which was frequently reported on in the Hollywood trade publications, he said: "It's nice that people care and I expected it". There are plenty of new aliens, but they are presented as either real characters or matter-of-fact background players - never gimmicks.

His agent may not have realized it at the time, but there was a big reason why Glover wanted the part so bad. For example, here's something I've wondered for a while: Why did Clarke, a natural brunette, finally decide to dye her hair Daenerys blonde to film season 8 after playing the character for seven years?

L3-37 is Lando's droid that also co-pilots the Millennium Falcon.

Could you imagine anyone else as Lando? Unlike the (slightly) better "Rogue One", "Solo" benefits greatly by including three familiar, decades-old characters that take little time in charming the die-hard faithful masses but adversely have further to fall if charm is their sole offering.

"I did call my dad first", said Glover. "But having somebody tell me that, I'm like, okay, cool, makes sense to me".

"More than anything I wish I knew what all these buttons were". Just as you can visit nearly any country in the world and find an outlet of the world's largest purveyor of hamburgers, you can find an inhabitant of that same country, however remote, that have seen all of the "Star Wars" movies at least once.

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