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Star Wars Character Lando Pansexual?

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Could Lando from the much-anticipated film Solo: A Star Wars Story, be pansexual? The film’s screenwriter, Jonathan Kasdan seems to think so.

Speaking during an interview with the Huffington Post, writer Kasdan has confirmed that he did, in fact, see the character Lando Calrissian (Staring Donald Glover) as pansexual, and crafted his character as being so.

The revelation comes after Lando appears to have a flirty interaction with Han Solo in the trailer calling him “baby.” In another scene, his female droid L3-37 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) says “I’m sure you noticed that Lando has feelings for me.”

When questioned on Lando’s sexuality and whether the character is pansexual, Kasdan says, “I would say yes… He doesn’t make any hard and fast rules.”

“There’s a fluidity to Donald and Billy Dee’s portrayal of Lando’s sexuality,” he continued.

“I mean, I would have loved to have gotten a more explicitly LGBT character into this movie. I think it’s 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.”

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