A lot of people are looking forward to seeing Donald Glover play Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Now thanks to SNL, we get to see him as Lando way before the film hits theaters.
Check out Lando’s Summit:
Though Star Wars has amassed a huge fanbase over the years, there are still questionable things in-universe that people like to discuss. This particular SNL skit seeks to answer one of the most controversial questions in the franchise.Where are all the black people in the Star Wars Universe?
Before the prequels a thing, Lando Calrissian has been joked as the only black man in the galaxy. Here in the skit, we see Lando joke about where all the black people are at, even saying:
“I held out hope that there was a black human planet somewhere but I guess it’s just us… Lots of lizardmen wearing vests. Just four black people though.”
And of course, we also have Lando perform a very Bill Murray-esque song number. You can’t have a musician guest-star without having them sing something!
Things have been different since the Disney acquisition. There’s no doubt that Star Wars has been making some moves to showcase more representation in a galaxy far far away. Before Solo, every protagonist in the new films has been a woman. And that’s not all. Besides casting John Boyega as Finn, Rose is the first main character in Star Wars played by an Asian.
No doubt, we’re going to be seeing more of this diversity come in the future, with Lucasfilm even said to be looking for a woman to helm a Star Wars film. Personally, I don’t really care what race or gender they hire, as long as they deliver a great film.
Solo: A Star Wars Story comes out May 25.