​LGBTQ characters are growing in media representation, but in the tiniest of baby steps. While women have been keen to fall for Lando Calrissian's charm on screen, as he even tried to put the moves on Leia back in The Empire Strikes Back, according to Solo: A Star Wars Story's writers, Lando is more sexually fluid.

Questioned about Lando's sexuality in an interview with ​The Huffington Post, the writing team of Jonathan and father Lawrence Kasdan answered with "I would say yes," regarding his pansexuality.


“There’s a fluidity to Donald’s and Billy Dee’s sexuality,” Kasdan explained, as both Billy Dee Williams portrayed the character in Empire Strikes Back, with Donald Glover playing a young Lando in the newest prequel film, Solo. 

"I would have loved to have gotten a more explicitly LGBT character into this movie," Kasdan explained. "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.”


With aliens and droids abound in the Star Wars universe, though nothing we've seen fan-favorite droids C-3PO and R2-D2 into, Lando's pansexuality, would by definition of course, extend to getting freaky with some robots.

Lando's sexuality isn't explored at all within the confines of the film, but it's a nice addition to his character, and something that will hopefully make its way into the rumored spin-off movie. "He doesn’t make any hard and fast rules, Kasdan added. “I think it's fun. I don’t know where it will go.”


Solo: A Star Wars Story premieres in theaters on May 25th.