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The Star Wars franchise finally has its first LGBTQ+ character.
Solo: A Stars Wars Story screenwriter Jonathan Kasdan revealed in a new interview with Huffington Post that Lando Calrissian, played by Donald Glover in the latest installment, is in-fact pansexual. Lando was first portrayed by Billy Dee Williams in the original Star Wars trilogy, and Kasdan said the character's charismatic energy is not a coincidence.
"There's a fluidity to Donald and Billy Dee's [portrayal of Lando's] sexuality," he explained. "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."