Han Solo said he and Lando Calrissian went “way back” in The Empire Strikes Back, and now in Solo: A Star Wars Story, we’ll find out what he meant. But, don’t expect Lando to be just another version of Han. The new Lando actor — the polymath actor and musician Donald Glover — says the two aren’t really that similar. Specifically, Lando is more interested in playing the system than beating it.

“Lando likes rules because he’s somebody who is in a position to benefit from rules,” Glover said in an Entertainment Weekly interview published on Thursday. “He’s smart enough to figure out a way to like get out of things, like loopholes, And I think Han is more of a rule breaker and he can kind of get away with it.”

Glover also commented on the fact that Lando is tidier than Han Solo in almost every way. “He’s a very particular person with particular tastes and he likes the comforts of life…his clothing is another spice of life. He takes pride in the clothing. It makes things easier. When people see you and you’re debonair, they tend to want to give you stuff easier.”

Donald Glover as Lando. 

In the original films, and various novels and comics — canon and Legends alike — Lando has always been someone trying to find an angle that could benefit him and him alone. In the old L. Neil Smith books, Lando thinks of himself as a kind of artist, and his art is being a conman.

One of Lando’s long-cons in current canon is convincing a bunch of people that he’s no good with a blaster, even though, he’s like a perfect shot. It remains to be seen if Lando will be running this con on everyone in Solo or not.

Solo: A Star Wars Story* is out everywhere on May 25, 2018.


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We’re all in the Long Night while waiting on Game of Thrones Season 8. Now, possibly out of desperation, one fan has cooked up a horribly tragic theory about how Jon Snow will have to become the Night King to stop his undead army. If true, this would reshape everything we know about the Night King, Azor Ahai, and how the series will end.

What if the good guys just lose and abandon the continent altogether That’s the gist of the latest Game of Thrones Season 8 theory to emerge from Reddit.

Over on “A Reddit of Ice and Fire,” redditor alacer88 explained a short theory about how the HBO series might conclude. “What if the GoT finale would see everyone leaving Westeros and finding a safe place in Essos, where Daenerys is the only Queen,” the post reads. “We know from the last episodes that the dead and the white walkers cannot swim (except the ones who rescue the dragon from the bottom of the frozen lake for tying the chains).”

Stranger Things Season 3 is set to release some time next summer. That’s a long time to wait before we can finally head back to 1980s Hawkins, Indiana, but in the meantime, a new interview with David Harbour (Jim Hopper on the Netflix series) is offering fans a taste of what’s to come when the Stranger Things Season 3 release date finally arrives.

This is some multi-reality brain magic shit.” Emma Stone’s words in the new trailer for Maniac, an upcoming Netflix original series, seem to do a pretty good job of encapsulating the plot. Created by Patrick Somerville (The Leftovers), directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (It, True Detective Season 1), and starring Stone, Jonah Hill, Sally Field, and Justin Theroux, Maniac looks like a cross between Inception and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. In other words, it looks awesome.

The upcoming live-action Star Wars show will cost a whole bunch of Credits — or perhaps a whole bunch of Gold Dragons. The reported budget for Jon Favreau’s 10-episode series is $100 million, or about $10 million per episode. That puts the show on par with Game of Thrones, HBO’s tremendously expensive (and popular) fantasy series.