DONALD GLOVER CAST AS YOUNG LANDO CALRISSIAN IN STAR WARS HAN SOLO MOVIE
Donald Glover is going to a galaxy far, far away.
After months of speculation and rumors, Lucasfilm announced on Friday that Glover has officially signed on to play Lando Calrissian in the upcoming young Han Solo movie. The Star Wars spinoff stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han, and will focus on his early years as a smuggler and pilot.
According to Lucasfilm, the untitled Han Solo film will introduce Lando “in his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy’s underworld.” Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The LEGO Movie) are set as directors on the project.
“We’re so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us,” Lord and Miller said in a statement. “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.”