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Donald Glover reportedly returning as Lando in Star Wars Disney+ series

Published: 22/Jul/2020 19:07 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:44

by Michael Gwilliam

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Donald Glover seems to be returning to a galaxy, far, far away as Lando Calrissian in his own Disney+ series, according to insiders on the Kessel Run Transmissions podcast.

Glover, who played Lando in 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, was well-received for his portrayal of the character. Thus, the idea that he will be returning in some capacity isn’t a farfetched idea.

Corey Van Dyke, host of the Kessel Run Transmissions podcast, said that he learned Glover would be reprising his role during the July 22 broadcast.

According to Van Dyke, Glover will have “his own series,” something that Star Wars Explain host Alex Daemon seemed shocked to hear.

“Really? That is not who I would have ever guessed,” he remarked after hearing the news. “Honestly, last person I would have ever guessed.”

Co-host Noah Outlaw further commented that they were hesitant to share the information, as there’s still a possibility the deal falls through.

“Donald is down,” he said. “But also, Donald Glover is very busy. He’s Childish Gambino… we say this all the time as a joke on our show, but that Brinks truck that they dumped on Donald Glover’s lawn to do this show was huge. Cat’s out of the bag, I guess.”

Lando and Han Solo on the Falcon
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Donald Glover could be getting his own Star Wars series.

Rumors about a Lando spin-off aren’t new. In February of 2020, Jeremy Conrad reported that Disney and Lucas Films were “very serious about trying to bring back Lando.”

Lando is definitely a fan-favorite character; his first appearance was back in 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back, where he was played by Billy Dee Williams.

Williams would later reprise the role in the direct sequel film Return of the Jedi, and subsequently return for 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker. Meanwhile, Donald Glover took up the role for the spin-off film Solo.

Donald Glover as Lando
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Will Donald Glover really return as Lando?

Thus far, Disney has yet to confirm that the Lando series is in development, so take all this with a grain of salt – but Kessel Run Transmissions does have a good track record, having previously leaked The Bad Batch before it was announced.

Only time will tell if the report ends up proving to be true.

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Uncharted movie reveals first look photos of Tom Holland on set

Published: 22/Oct/2020 15:07 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 16:25

by Daniel Megarry

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Naughty Dog have given fans their first official behind-the-scenes look at Tom Holland on the set of the Uncharted movie, as well as a couple of prop photos.

After years in development hell, Naughty Dog’s acclaimed treasure-hunting series Uncharted is finally well on its way to the big screen, and it’s fair to say that it’s one of the most anticipated video game adaptations in recent years.

Spider-Man star Tom Holland is taking on the role of protagonist Nathan Drake, while Mark Wahlberg will feature as Victor “Sully” Sullivan. They may seem younger than the characters we know and love, but that’s because this is a prequel to the story told in the video games.

Naughty Dog, developers of the game franchise, shared a behind the scenes look on set, which was retweeted by the previously inactive movie account.

As with most popular franchises, fans have been eager to get hints and teasers of what to expect from the Uncharted movie, and the official Twitter account seems primed to do just that, as it’s just shared a behind-the-scenes image courtesy of Naughty Dog.

The photo shows a meeting between Tom and Nolan North – who voices Nathan Drake in the Uncharted games – alongside the caption: “Find someone who looks at you like Nate looks at Nate.”

Hopefully, this should help reassure fans that the movie will respect its source material, as some were concerned it would deviate too much from the video games. It’s a criticism that’s often been faced by big-screen video game adaptations in the past.

Nolan North, who voices Nathan Drake in the Uncharted games, went one step further by sharing two set photos from his visit during filming, although they don’t reveal too much about what’s in store.

He also gave the movie and cast his seal of approval, praising Tom for “continuing the Drake legacy” and joking that meeting the actor was “like looking into a mirror” for him.

In addition to the behind the scenes pics shared by Naughty Dog, Tom Holland himself also released the first official look at his version of Nate on Instagram.

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It’s nice to meet you, I’m Nate. #uncharted

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It seems pretty accurate to his look in the games, especially the first entry Drake’s Fortune, which is sure to please longtime fans of the franchise.

Uncharted is scheduled to be released in cinemas on July 16, 2021, so fans have less than a year to wait to see how the franchise will play out on the big screen. We’re expecting more behind-the-scenes images and teasers in the coming months.