Donald Glover's Lando Calrissian will star in a new Star Wars five-issue miniseries for Marvel Comics.
Written by Rodney Barnes (Falcon), Lando: Double or Nothing takes place before the events of Solo: A Star Wars Story. The remaining members of the creative team have not been announced.
“It’s focused on Lando set during an incident right before the film, with backstory about Lando and L3,” Michael Siglain, creative director for Lucasfilm Publishing told Entertainment Weekly.
With the events in Lando: Double or Nothing closely tied to Solo: A Star Wars Story, Marvel has decided to launch the miniseries the Wednesday after the film arrives in theaters, to avoid any potential spoilers. “Coming out of the film, we think everyone is going to want to read more about Lando,” Siglain added.
Along with the new Lando miniseries, Solo: A Star Wars Story will see other books released that will expand its story, offering fans and readers the opportunity to learn more about the film's cast of characters and settings. Included in that list are Last Shot (Daniel Jose Older), which will have a story focused on Han Solo's wife Sana Starros, who debuted in Marvel's ongoing Star Wars comic; Most Wanted (Rae Carson); The Art of Solo (Phil Szostak); a Chewbacca-focused middle-grade series called The Mighty Chewbacca: Forest of Fear and more.
Directed by Ron Howard from a script by Lawrence and Jon 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 hits theaters on May 25.