George Lucas Originally Wanted Lando Calrissian To Be A Clone In The Star Wars Movies

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It’s been revealed that George Lucas originally wanted Lando Calrissian to be a clone in the Star Wars movies which would have been strange.

In a recent article published by Digital Spy, it was revealed that George Lucas’ plans for Lando were very different to what we ended up getting.

According to the UK-based publication, Lucas was burnt out after Star Wars: A New Hope’s huge success.

He was also in the process of building Lucafilm and trying to figure out how he was going to finance the sequel without Fox interference.

This is when he opted to ask Leigh Brackett, who’s also known as the ‘Queen of the Space Opera’ to write the sequel.

Lucas and Brackett had a story conference in 1977 and that was when Lucas revealed his ideas for the second Star Wars movies.

This was when Lando Calrissian was born.

Lando Calrissian could have been a clone in the first Star Wars films

Donald Glover as Lando Clarissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story

Donald Glover as Lando Clarissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story – Credit: Lucasfilm

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Lucas revealed his idea of a new character who’s an old friend of Han Solo’s.

This man would be slick, charming, good-looking a con man, a bit like James Bond.

Lucas also liked the idea that this man was actually a clone.

“Someone who could look human but not really be human. He’s possibly a clone… a Rudolph Valentino character…[who’s] almost too perfect looking. We assume that in the cloning process, they manipulated genes and improved on the original,” revealed Brackett.

According to Brackett, Lucas also wanted to establish that Lando’s “clan were slightly weird in their own way… and were partly responsible for the [Clone] War[s]”.

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