Disney + has the most popular film franchises and the truth is that its platform is a golden opportunity to expand its universes. Mainly it is to give more space to those secondary characters that we always required to know more about.
While we wait for the new Marvel series to come to an end, with Star Wars things started strong, very strong, with ‘The Mandalorian’. Despite being an original character and unknown to the general public, it was Baby Yoda that quickly conquered us. But nothing like a character that has been with us for decades and that is exactly what happens with the ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ series. Very badly it will have to go so that the return of Ewan McGregor to the skin of the mythical Jedi is not a booming success.
But now there are very strong rumors of another bombing. If Ewan McGregor convinced in the prequels as the young Alec Guinness, the best thing about ‘Solo’ was seeing Donald Glover in the shoes of Lando Calrissian. Now, various media try to ensure that the actor would have even signed to star in his own series as the famous smuggler friend of Han Solo. This seems to fit perfectly with the same serial idea as the one intended for Kenobi, one that explored the character further in his middle years, before reaching the original trilogy, as well as a way to expand the world and a character full of mystery. It also fits with the previous news that Lucasfilm was looking for a way to return to work with Glover after his leading role in ‘Solo’, despite the fact that the film was not the expected success. Recall that by then it was rumored that Lando would have its own spin-off, a project that could now have been converted into a series.
First, the second season of ‘The Mandalorian’ will arrive this fall, then the great premiere will come with ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ and, after him, it may be that the big bombshell of Disney + is Lando.
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