Donald Glover Cast As Young Lando Calrissian In Upcoming Han Solo Star Wars Stand-Alone Film

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Donald Glover Cast As Young Lando Calrissian In Upcoming Han Solo Star Wars Stand-Alone Film

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Lucasfilm has just revealed that Donald Glover, actor, award-winning writer and Grammy-nominated artist, will play the part of Lando Calrissian in the still-untitled Han Solo Star Wars film. The film will be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Donald Glover will play alongside Alden Enrenreich (Han Solo).

The new film shows Lando in his younger years as a player in the galaxy’s underworld. This film will take place years before The Empire Strikes Back.

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“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.”

Glover is well known for starring in many shows. Recently he has created and starred in the FX series Atlanta as well as a favorite on Community. 

The untitled Han Solo movie is set for release in 2018.

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