Everything in Hollywood is up in the air due to the strikes. Still, some projects have shifted from dates to ideas as the industry struggles between theater releases and streaming services. For one project, the Lando Disney Plus series, it is looking to become a movie rather than a show.
The beloved classic character Lando Calrissian was revived when Donald Glover portrayed a younger version of the Billy Dee Williams character in Solo. While the film flopped and the reception was underwhelming, people were captivated by the Atlanta star’s portrayal. That charisma lifted him to reprise the character for the long-in-development show. The project has been largely quiet, with some disruption from Justin Simien (Dear White People) leaving the project, resulting in Donald Glover and his brother and collaborator Stephen Glover taking over the creative vision.
Stephen Glover on Lando Disney Plus Series Turning into a Movie
As a guest on the Pablo Torre Finds Out podcast, Stephen Glover confirmed the shift in the format of the Lando-led story. The host brought up the show to congratulate him on getting attached to it, which brought up a quick correction from the writer. Despite the ongoing strikes, he could talk enough about it to confirm the switch to a movie. He did not elaborate as the project still sounds in its early stages and is currently on pause due to the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes.
“It’s not even a show,” he said. “The idea right now is to do a movie. That’s the thing, because of the strike, it’s kinda like telephone. All the information coming up.”
At least from what we know, there is movement on the former Disney Plus series as Lando moves to be on the big screen once again. The project has had plenty of surprising developments. When Simien was replaced as showrunner, the Haunted Mansion filmmaker found out through the news breaking out rather than being told he would not be attached anymore.
Currently, no major studio is moving forward with shows or movies due to the strikes. Studios have refused to properly pay creatives and have been pushing AI to replace or be involved in processes that have not needed AI assistance for decades.