After Outing Lando Calrissian, 'Star Wars' Adds Multiple NEW LGBTQ+ Characters – Inside the Magic

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Earlier this year, the Star Wars franchise confirmed that Han Solo’s best frenemy, Lando Calrissian, was — as many Star Wars fans had long assumed — part of the LGBTQ+ community.
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The confirmation came during Pride Month in June when Star Wars released “War of the Bounty Hunters” covers featuring LGBTQ+ Star Wars characters. The original post listed multiple characters, including Calrissian, who were featured during the promotion: is thrilled to offer a first look at the entire slate of covers: Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1, featuring our favorite rogue archaeologist, Doctor Aphra, by artist Babs Tarr; Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #13, which showcases Yrica Quell, vaunted pilot and leader of Alphabet Squadron, by artist Jacopo Camagni; Star Wars: Darth Vader #13, celebrating Imperial commander Rae Slone, by artist JJ Kirby; Star Wars: The High Republic #6, with Jedi twins Terec and Ceret, by artist Javier Garrón; Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #11, depicting bounty hunter/smuggler Sana Starros, by artist Jan Bazaldua; and Star Wars #14, which highlights Star Wars icon Lando Calrissian, by artist Stephen Byrne.
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This was met with immense support from many Star Wars fans. And, now, it seems that a new novel supplementing the Star Wars: Visions anime series has confirmed that multiple new LBGTQ+ characters will be introduced.
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Per one article:
The update comes from Star Wars Queers Watch, a fan page dedicated to the franchise’s LGBTQ inclusion. The page sounded the alarm for fans this week when it covered content from Ronin: A Visions Novel, and they confirmed the book is inclusive in a way never done by the series previously.
“Full breakdown later but this book is truly a milestone for LGBTQ+ representation in Star Wars. Just *chef’s kiss*,” the page shared. And luckily, a spoiler-free breakdown was given on how the novelization includes the LGBTQ community.
Reportedly, the upcoming Star Wars novelization will feature a bisexual or pansexual lead character with other LGBTQ+ characters — including two women in a same-sex relationship and a “major character” who identifies as non-binary — throughout the story.
It is worth noting that neither Lucasfilm nor The Walt Disney Company has confirmed these details at this time.
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The official description of Star Wars: Visions — which began streaming on Disney+ on September 22, 2021 — reads:
Seven Japanese anime studios bring their unique talent and perspective to Star Wars: Visions, a collection of animated Original Short Films, streaming September 22 on Disney+.
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Lando Calrissian — made famous by Billy Dee Williams alongside original trilogy costars Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia Organa) — is set to return to the Star Wars story in a new Disney+ Original special event series entitled simply, Lando.
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The show was announced by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy during the 2020 Disney Investor Day event, though few details are known at this time. However, rumors abound that both Donald Glover — who played Calrissian opposite Aldren Ehrenreich’s young Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) — and Williams will be reprising the role as the iconic former owner of the Millennium Falcon.
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At this time, there is no known release date for Lando.
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However, you can catch up on every movie Lando Calrissian has appeared in — Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983), Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019), and, of course, the aforementioned Solo — on Disney+ anytime.
What do you think about the Star Wars universe adding more LGBTQ+ characters?

When she’s not planning her next Disney trip, Rebekah can be found spending time with her family, shopping for Lilly Pulitzer, buried in a good book, or doing yoga. She never misses Jeopardy and alternately wishes she lived in Beast’s castle or was making the Kessel Run in the Millennium Falcon. Follow along on Instagram @indianabelle88.
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