Lead writer for Solo: A Star Wars Story Lawrence Kasdan reveals the sexual orientation of Lando Calrissian.
Lando Calrissian has always been a smooth operator, going back to the Billy Dee Williams era of the original Star Wars trilogy. Not a thing has changed, with Donald Glover taking over the reigns in Solo: A Star Wars Story, picking up where Williams left off.
The character has always been an “old smoothie,” and charming with the ladies. Even though Princess Leia ignored his advances, many ladies of various species cannot get enough of Lando Calrissian. A prime example is revealed in the Lando comic and also in the Han Solo prequel/sequel –combo novel Last Shot.
Lando Calrissian does as he pleases and the same rings true with his sexual preferences, according to Lawrence Kasdan, lead writer for Solo: A Star Wars Story. When asked if Lando Calrissian is pansexual, he reveals in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
"I would say yes. There’s a fluidity to Donald and Billy Dee Williams’ [portrayal of Lando’s] sexuality. I mean, I would have loved to have gotten a more explicitly LGBT character into this movie. I think it’s time, certainly, for that, and I love the fluidity"
The definition of such orientation is:
"pansexual: not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender or gender identity."
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Star Wars recently included their first openly gay couple in Chuck Wendig’s Star Wars trilogy Aftermath. The beauty of Star Wars, especially in the recent era, is an inclusion of all walks of life. Men, women, black, white, straight, and now LGBT-Q — all sorts of diversity.
Star Wars isn’t just for virgin, white males who are locked up in their basements, you know! It’s for everybody, and that’s fantastic!
A galaxy far, far away is place accepting of all people, giving us all a sense of belonging. Community. Love. Well, for most people that is.
As for Lando Calrissian, the point of his character being pansexual is displaying that he’s a real wild card and does whatever the hell he pleases.
Yesterday, Kathleen Kennedy revealed, then redacted a statement that a Lando Calrissian Star Wars story was on deck — which is it, by the way?
Nevertheless, the thought of a movie featuring the diverse and multi-talented Donald Glover is exciting, embracing the fresh, diverse nature of the Star Wars galaxy.
I’m excited to see Donald Glover’s portrayal in Solo: A Star Wars Story, with all the charm, swagger, inclusion, and the wild-card aspect he brings to a galaxy far, far away.
Solo: A Star Wars Story theatre drops in theatres almost one week from now.