Mr. & Mrs. Smith is doing some good numbers for Amazon Prime right now, so Donald Glover is enjoying televisual success. Next up for him is a return to Star Wars with Lando. Glover last played the character in 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Last Summer he took over writing duties alongside his brother and collaborator Stephen, moving Justin Simien (Dear White People) out of the project.
He has given an interview with The Hollywood Reporter where he says getting creative control was a big part of why he took on the project.
“I just know when something’s going to be good, because you’re really fighting the industry when you [put your imprint on a franchise of that magnitude], and it’s not like… I was going to say, and it’s not like I hate the industry… I feel like I have enough control.
And maybe you get painted as a control freak, but it’s like, yeah, control allows for the vision to be singular. And if the vision is singular, people want it more. The less it’s singular, the less people want it because they feel like they could’ve made it.
Look, we live in a time where anybody can f—ing make anything. You go on TikTok, there’s literally every type of thing. There’s documentaries, there’s puppetry, there’s yarn stop-motion. So why would you want to see something you feel like you could have made?”
The project has been a series, then a movie. Now it may still be a movie, or may go episodic again. It depends on the story as that crystallizes.
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