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Lando Is Pansexual, Says Solo: A Star War Story Writer

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To no one's surprise, Lando Calrissian has been confirmed as pansexual.

Asked about the sexuality of the iconic character, Solo: A Star Wars Story co-writer Jonathan Kasdan acknowledged to The Huffington Post, "there's a fluidity to Donald Glover and Billy Dee Williams' portrayal of his sexuality... He doesn't make any hard or fast rules." Asked specifically whether Lando is pansexual, Kasdan replied, "I would say yes."

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Many fans have believed Lando was queer since his introduction in The Empire Strikes Back, and more recently when a trailer for Solo depicted him telling Han to "buckle up, baby," only for his droid L3-37 to admonish him to "quit flirting."

This assertion by Kasdan would make Lando the second character from the Star Wars films to be identified as queer, following The Last Jedi's Admiral Holdo (played by Laura Dern). However, she was confirmed as a lesbian in one of the tie-in novels rather than the film itself. Kasdan later lamented not having a more explicit LGBT character in Solo, but certainly thinks "it's time for that, and I love the fluidity ― sort of the spectrum of sexuality that Donald appeals to and that droids are a part of."

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Directed by Ron Howard from a script by Lawrence and Jonathan Kasdan, Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. They’re joined by Thandie Newton as Val, Phoebe Waller-Bridge L3-37, Paul Bettany as Dryden Vos, and Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett. The film opens May 25.

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