Stephan Kyriazis writes a speculative article at express.co.uk entitled, Han Solo new trailer reveals Lando is BISEXUAL? Watch him FLIRT with Han.
A match made in heaven.
The trailer that Stephan refers to can be seen here:
In his article, Stephan asks:
DID the new Solo: A Star Wars Story just reveal the first ever gay or bisexual character after fans go wild for this flirting scene between Lando and an amused Han Solo?
It’s been a long time coming.
C-3PO may be the most flamboyant droid in this or any galaxy near or far, far away but Star Wars has never introduced an openly non-heterosexual character on the big screen.
No wonder there is excitement over the latest Solo trailer which shows formerly shameless ladies’ man Lando Calrissian “flirting” with a smiling Han Solo. He even calls him “Babe.” Some fans hvae also seized on the young Lando’s rather stylish and flashy wardrobe as further evidence, althoug the older Billy Dee Williams Leia-loving incarnation also had quite the flair for fashion.
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Fans have already seized on the budding signs after a previous trailer also showed Lando use a flirty affectionate tone when he tells Han: ”You might want to buckle up, baby.”
With the latest scene fans have gone into overdrive, or possibly hyperdrive.
The moment comes after Lando takes Han onto the Millennium Falcon and drawls: “Every ship isn’t for everyone. She needs a particular type of pilot.”
Hardly the sexiest line in movie history but his posture, smile and phrasing give it extra meaning which is exposed by his droid accomplice. L3-37 then drily comments: “You done flirting?”
Fans are now hoping for more of the same when the movie hits the big screen in May.
One said :”They only thing I expect from the Solo movie is a lot of flirting between Han and Lando.”
The last comment points out the fact that Disney and Lucasfilm have a habit of editing trailers to give misleading cues about characters and scenes.
Lando could be calling someone else “Babe” in the movie or flirting with Emilia Clarke’s Qi’ra.
Will the Solo movie duck away from portraying anything outsite a narrow heteronormative narrative or will they finally introduce a character with a rather more fluid or playful sexuality?
MJ Franklin writing at Mashable has a more definitive theory:
The math is very simple here: Alden Ehrenreich is an absolute snack boo thang and Donald Glover is an absolute snack boo thang, and the characters they play are absolute snack boo thangs. You put all of that together, and you get, well, this:
Y’all, this is first date fodder. We are watching Han and Lando’s first date.
And, to make it clear that no this flirting is NOT just wishful thinking, Disney threw in a little clip of Lando calling Han “baby,” just for good measure.
Only one thing is for sure; if SJWs are getting their hopes up on a bisexual Han/Lando relationship (dare I call it Hando?), then there will be SJW hell to pay for Lucasfilm if the movie doesn’t live up to that expectation.
So, what do we have to do to get some good lesbian action in this franchise?