Arts & Entertainment

Donald Glover joins cast of the Han Solo film

Star Wars has found its young Lando Calrissian.
IMAGE Childish Gambino
Comments


Donald Glover—best known for TV shows Atlanta and Communitywill play young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars spinoff film.

"We're so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us," the film's directors 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."

Glover has long been rumored to be the top choice for the roll, originally played by Billy Dee Williams. In August, when the actor was still denying that he'd be playing Lando in the upcoming film, Glover said:

"I grew up on [Star Wars]. My dad was a big fan. I had all the toys when I was little. I had a Darth Vader with the lightsaber he has. It was cool. It's a dynasty. It's like the bible. I love that franchise."


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

This story originally appeared on Esquire.com.
Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Matt Miller
Matt Miller is the Associate Culture Editor for Esquire.com
View Other Articles From Matt
Comments
Latest Feed
 
Share
The Singapore-based startup reportedly laid off employees in Indonesia and Thailand, according to a media report.
 
Share
New styling and convenience features update the 10th generation Civic.
 
Share
The young La Spezia chefs want to challenge themselves.
 
Share
Game of Thrones showrunners seem to delight in featuring various celebrities in the show.
 
Share
She tried to get showrunners to change their minds but eventually gave up.
 
Share
Whether you’re a highly technical diver or simply looking to tell time in between laps at the pool, here are the timepieces that are built to thrive under extreme (water) pressure.
 
Share
Some early Galaxy Fold models are running into screen issues
 
Share
Heading into Season Eight, the HBO show's treatment of female characters remains unforgivable.
Load More Articles
Connect With Us