Breaking News: FX’s Atlanta creator and star, Donal Glover, has been cast as young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo standalone Star Wars film…
The official Star Wars Twitter account has officially announced that Donal Glover (Atlanta) has been cast as young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo standalone Star Wars film. Glover has been long rumored to be the leading contender to take on the mantle of Lando, a role made iconic by Billy Dee Williams, in the original Star Wars trilogy.
"Hello, what have we here? Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian in the untitled 2018 Han Solo Star Wars Story."
StarWars.com has the complete story, stating that Lucasfilm has officially announced today that Donald Glover will be playing the part of Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo standalone Star Wars film. The Film will be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and actor Alden Ehrenreich has already been cast as young Han Solo in bringing two iconic
This is a huge move for Lucasfilm, as it brings two legendary Star Wars characters back to the big screen at the same time. According to StarWars.com, the Han Solo film will depict Lando in his “formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy’s underworld.” Obviously, this will be a version of Lando we’ve never seen, in any of the Star Wars films.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller released a statement on Glover’s appointment to the role of Lando Calrissian:
"“We’re so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us. 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.”"
Such a delightful statement from Lord and Miller, and it just makes me even more excited to see what these two can do with such a huge talent as Donal Glover.
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