Donald Glover's Lando character in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is pansexual

Lando Calrissian (played by Donald Glover) is pansexual, per father-and-son "Solo" co-writers Lawrence and Jonathan Kasdan.

Kahron Spearman

With the multifaceted Star Wars saga, there's been speculation on whether LGBTQ characters existed with George Lucas' vast world. In Solo: A Star Wars Story the question appears to have been answered.


The film centers on a young pilot, Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich), on adventures with his colleagues Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). The latter is pansexual, per father-and-son “Solo” co-writers Lawrence and Jonathan Kasdan.


"I would say yes," Jonathan Kasdan emphatically replied when asked by Huffington Post.

Theres a fluidity to Donald and Billy Dees [portrayal of Landos] sexuality. I mean, I would have loved to have gotten a more explicitly LGBT character into this movie. I think its 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.

Jonathan Kasdan
Co-writer, "Solo"

"He doesnt make any hard and fast rules. I think its fun," Kasdan said. "I dont know where it will go."


Lando's flirting with Solo and even his own droid didn't go unnoticed by critics. Glover's magnetism also had people wondering if there would be a spinoff for his character.


Lucasfilms quickly shot the idea down, saying a previous report was a language mistranslation.