Donald Glover joins cast of the Han Solo film
Donald Glover—best known for TV shows Atlanta and Community—will play young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars spinoff film.
Hello, what have we here? Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian in the untitled 2018 Han Solo Star Wars Story. https://t.co/ChueOBd0fv pic.twitter.com/54JOBM1P9K— Star Wars (@starwars) October 21, 2016
"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."
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