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Donald Glover backs Lando Calrissian's pansexuality

The iconic Star Wars character was revealed to be pansexual by writer Jonathan Kasdan

2018-05-22

Donald Glover has backed Lando Calrissian’s pansexuality.

The classic Star Wars character, who first appeared in 1980's The Empire Strikes Back played Billy Dee Williams, appears in a younger guise in the Solo: A Star Wars Story spin-off movie, set to hit UK cinemas this week.

Recently, co-writer Jonathan Kasdan has confirmed that Lando is pansexual and Glover – who plays him in the upcoming spin-off – has backed the decision and claimed there are “so many things” to have sex with in space.

He told Entertainment Weekly: “How can you not be pansexual in space? There are so many things to have sex with.

“I didn’t think that was that weird. Yeah, he’s coming on to everybody. I feel like if you’re in space it’s kind of like, the door is open!

“It’s like, [not] only guys or girls – no, it’s anything. This thing is literally a blob. Are you a man or a woman? Like, who cares? Have a good time out here.”

Lando isn't the first canonically LGBT+ character to appear in the Star Wars movies - that title goes to Laura Dern's General Amalyn Holdo in last year's The Last Jedi - but the Disney series is yet to explicitly portray their sexuality onscreen; something that needs to be rectified post-haste.

Solo: A Star Wars Story hits cinemas on Friday 25 May. Check out the trailer below: