Lando Calrissian is pansexual, Solo: A Star Wars Story writer suggests

'He doesn’t make any hard and fast rules'

Jack Shepherd
Friday 18 May 2018 08:40
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SOLO: A Star Wars Story: Han meets Lando

Despite featuring men, women, droids, Wookies, Hutts, and all other manner of other alien, the Star Wars universe has featured few LBGT+ character.

Solo: A Star Wars Story looks set to stop that. While out promoting the movie, the writers hinted that Lando Calrissian ― played by Donald Glover in the prequel/spin-off ― may be pansexual.

“I would say yes,” Jonathan Kasdan, who wrote the movie with father Lawrence Kasdan, told The Huffington Post when asked whether the character is pansexual.

“There’s a fluidity to Donald and Billy Dee’s [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 ― sort of the spectrum of sexuality that Donald appeals to and that droids are a part of.

“He doesn’t make any hard and fast rules. I think it’s fun. I don’t know where it will go.”

Lawrence Kasdan, who worked on Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens, was more ambiguous.

Star Wars has previously hinted at another high-profile LGBT+ character, although their sexuality was never shown on screen. The spin-off comic Leia: Princess of Alderaan suggested that Amilyn Holdo – played by Laura Dern in The Last Jedi – was queer. However, again, her sexuality was never expressly shown through actions or dialogue.

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