“There’s a fluidity”.
Iconic Star Wars character Lando Calrissian identifies as pansexual, a Solo: A Star Wars Story writer has confirmed.
Writer Jonathan Kasdan confirmed the character’s sexuality after speculation from fans that has endured in the years since Lando first appeared on the big screen.
“I would say yes”, Kasdan replied when asked by The Huffington Post.
Kasdan’s comments came ahead of the release of Solo, which sees Donald Glover playing a younger iteration of the character after he was initially portayed by Billy Dee Williams.
“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”, Kasdan explained.
“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 added: “He doesn’t make any hard and fast rules. I think it’s fun. I don’t know where it will go”
Meanwhile, Solo is set to debut in UK cinemas next week, and it’s receiving a fair bit of acclaim ahead of release.
Many have been leaping praise on the movie, with one critic describing it as “a goddamn delight,” adding: “It’s a non-stop adventure packed with way more emotion than your expecting.”
Another summarised: “Charming cast, fun action, good jokes, good fan service but still does its own thing”.