Force Material Episode XLVI: The Promised Lando
Lando's not a system, he's a man — and everything you've heard about him is true. In this week's episode, the spotlight shines on the saga's suavest swindler!
Billy Dee Williams is set to make his return to the Star Wars saga in Episode IX — so this week, we're looking back at the creation of the character, and George Lucas' original plans for the old scoundrel.
We begin the episode by discussing all the Mandalorian details and directors announced while Rohan was overseas (03:55).
Then it's onto our Lando chat, as we break down the earliest concepts for Lando as a "riverboat gambler" (13:45) and as a clone (16:01)!
We look at Billy Dee Williams' pre-Star Wars career (30:15), Donald Glover's performance in Solo: A Star Wars Story (40:34), and the Calrissian-Casablanca connection (50:15).
Finally, we discuss when Lando stopped being viewed as a traitor and became a hero in the eyes of fans (51:42), what Episode IX might have in store for Lando (01:01:29), and our thoughts on Colt 45 (01:09:13).
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