However, as fans began celebrating the news on social media, a LucasFilm representative was forced to clear up the claims, insisting Kennedy's remarks had not been accurately translated. Although, it's so early that it's hard to be sure of any of that.
The next Star Wars movie in cinemas will be the very highly anticipated Episode 9 in 2019. The last known piece of news being Stephen Daldry (The Hours) was in talks to direct as of August of past year according to THR. The actor revealed to Esquire last month that he signed a three-picture deal with Lucasfilm, meaning there will be at least two more "Solo" films should the first installment be a hit at the box office. The Lando hype continued as more teasers and stills were dropped, and according to critics who have seen the film already-including Vanity Fair's K. Austin Collins, Glover lives up to the hype.
Update: io9 reports that Lucasfilm now says that the quote may not be entirely accurate, but didn't deny the possibility of the Lando movie outright. It's an especially strong vote of support considering that the general audience hasn't even seen the performance yet. Directed by Ron Howard, Solo is the second Star Wars spin-off following Rogue One.
Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca Woody Harrelson as Beckett and Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo
"When I heard they were making these, I told my agent "if they're making anything with Lando in it, I have to be Lando" and he was like, 'I hear you; I don't like your odds.' And that was exactly what I needed to hear".
How much do you trust Kathleen Kennedy's pronouncements about the future of Star Wars?
"We think that the next spin-off will be dedicated to Lando Calrissian", Kennedy told the publication. So, that may be next.
And that step may come sooner than you think.