Adding to a week already dominated by casting updates and space pigs from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, Lucasfilm has reminded everyone that there’s still so much more to be preemptively overanalyzed by naming Josh Trank to direct one of its previously slated standalone Star Wars films. Trank joins Gareth Edwards as another filmmaker to make the jump from breakthrough indie fare like Chronicle and Monsters to big-budget versions of those, Fantastic Four and Godzilla, and now to the hyperspace of one of the biggest film franchises ever. As with Edwards, what character Trank will be tackling for his non-episodic Star Wars movie isn’t yet known, though rumors have persisted that Boba Fett and Han Solo are first on the docket. And hey, if Trank does end up making that “young Han Solo” movie, it goes without saying that his muse Michael B. Jordan would make a pretty good young Lando.
It also goes without saying that you can’t have young Lando without young Lobot. Imagine all the roguish and half-robotic adventures those two had together, on the way to developing a bond where so much can be communicated with a glance. #BringBackLobot.