Ending months of speculation over who would play Han Solo’s fellow scoundrel friend, Lucasfilm has announced they have officially cast Donald Glover in the role of young Lando Calrissian in the untitled Han Solo stand-alone Star Wars film.
The upcoming “Star Wars Story” film will be helmed by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (“Lego Movie”) and will star Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo. According to Lucasfilm, the new movie “depicts Lando in his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy’s underworld — years before the events involving Han, Leia, and Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back and his rise to Rebel hero in Return of the Jedi.”
“We’re so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us,” said Lord and Miller. “These are big shoes to fill, and an even bigger cape, and this one fits him perfectly, which will save us money on alterations. Also, we’d like to publicly apologize to Donald for ruining Comic-Con for him forever.”
The multi-talented Glover is not only an accomplished actor, having created and starred in the FX series “Atlanta”, but is also a Grammy-nominated recording artist. He also appeared in four seasons of “Community” and will be seen in the upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming” film.
The Han Solo movie is scheduled to be released in 2018 and we can’t wait to see that fateful game of sabacc in which he wins the Millennium Falcon from Lando.