Donald Glover cast as Lando Calrissian in Han Solo: A Star Wars Story!
Lucasfilm just announced that they have found their actor for young Lando Calrissian in 2018’s Han Solo: A Star Wars Story. It’s none other than Donald Glover, who had been rumored to play Lando for a while now. Starwars.com had the following to say:
“This new film 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.”
Chris Miller and Phil Lord (the film’s directors) talked a little bit about Glover:
“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.”
I really like the idea of a young Lando showing up along side Han Solo in this film. Glover is a great choice in my opinion! Han Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters May 2018.