Lucasfilm announced today that Donald Glover, an acclaimed actor, award-winning writer, and Grammy-nominated artist, will be playing the part of Lando Calrissian in the still-untitled Han Solo Star Wars film”
That’s right, you read that correctly. Donald Glover, AKA Childish Gambino, will be playing young Lando Calrissian. Starring opposite the previously announced Alden Ehrenreich as young Han Solo, Glover will now and forever be part of the canon Star Wars Universe. This is personally one of my favorite additions, right up there with Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, and I can’t wait to see what the team at Lucasfilm does. Director Phil Lord had this to say about the casting:
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.”
So what do you think about the casting? Have you been watching Glover’s FX Series Atlanta? Let us know!