Lando is possibly the coolest character in Star Wars. Billy Dee Williams really did bring something smooth to that universe that no other character had.
It's something that isn't lost on Donald Glover, who is set to take on the role in the Young Han Solo movie. In a round table talk with the likes of Jon Favreau and Lin-Manuel Miranda for The Hollywood Reporter, Glover talked a little bit about playing the character, and he says that since he is younger, the character will be figuring out how to be cool through the movie.
I remember Lando really well. He was like the only black guy in space. And he was the cool one. I just realized, he still has to be cool. And cool is an interesting thing. It changes … Cool changes depending on the perspective. Also, it's fun because [the Han Solo movie is set] before [Empire Strikes Back], so he's still figuring it out a little bit, which is fun.
Seeing how Lando comes ot be Billy Dee Williams cool is probably my key interest in this film now…