Donald Glover Talks Landing Lando

Yesterday the writer, actor, director, rapper and performer stopped by The Ellen Show to talk the honor of landing the part of Lando as well as his hit series Atlanta which is currently in its first season airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.

Just last Friday it was announced via the Star Wars Instagram account that the tremendously talented Donald Glover had officially been cast in the role of Lando Calrissian in the upcoming ‘Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story’.

Yesterday the writer, actor, director, rapper and performer stopped by The Ellen Show to talk the honor of landing the part of Lando as well as his hit series Atlanta which is currently in its first season airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX. Glover reveals — in what seems all too perfect — exactly what his first-ever toy was and mentions his mother’s hilarious reaction to learning her son would be portraying a younger Billy Dee Williams than we were introduced to in The Empire Strikes Back.

While I am extremely excited to see in what seems like destiny with Glover in the role of the smooth-talking smuggler, I’m most looking forward to the original layers Glover will no doubt add to the character. Getting to see a younger, possibly less smooth Lando is going to be a treat as he will most likely lose the Millenium Falcon to Han Solo, but to have Glover playing the part feels too good to be true. Filming is set to begin sometime this January at Pinewood Studios in the UK. Glover will join Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo in the film written by Lawrence Kasdan and son, Jon Kasdan and directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord (The Lego Movie).

The Untitled Star Wars Story hits theaters May 25, 2018.

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What Have We Here? Donald Glover is Officially Lando Calrissian

It’s official! After being long rumored, and reported to be circling back to Lucasfilm for his second screen test just a few weeks ago, Donald Glover has officially been cast as the young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Star Wars Han Solo spin-off film.

It’s official! After being long rumored, and reported to be circling back to Lucasfilm for his second screen test just a few weeks ago, Donald Glover has officially been cast as the young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Star Wars Han Solo spin-off film.

Announced today via the Star Wars Instagram, the actor will join Alden Ehrenreich in the film written by Lawrence Kasdan and son, Jon Kasdan and directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord (The Lego Movie).

You can also check out the shortlist for the female lead yet to be cast here.

The Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story hits theaters May 25, 2018.

Young Han Solo Tests Female Lead

Three months ago Alden Ehrenreich was confirmed to star in the second Star Wars spin-off as Han Solo himself. Variety now reports that Lucasfilm is currently circling three different actresses for the films female lead.

Tessa Thompson (Creed), Naomi Scott (Power Rangers), and Zoe Kravitz are all said to be in London testing for the film right now. The film will be directed by The Lego Movie  directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller with a script penned by Lawrence Kasdan. Filming is set to being sometime in early 2017.

Tessa Thompson had a break out performance in last year’s Rocky sequel/reboot Creed and will also be seen in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok. Given that she is already a part of the Disney family it seems likely she will land the role.

With Thompson and Kravitz in the mix, it’s possible they could be up for the role of Sana Starros. Sana is a human smuggler who made her first appearance in the 4th issue of Marvel’s Star Wars comic series. She claimed she was married to Han although he denied it.

It is also rumored that Donald Glover could be playing the role of Lando Calrissian, however. It is still unclear where Lucasfilm is at with the casting process for Lando. Apparently Glover already tested for the role but they wanted him to go back in for an additional round of testing. That shouldn’t come as any surprise though, we are talking about Lando Calrissian. These actors go through multiple screen tests before they’re cast in the roles. In press interviews last December, actor John Boyega spoke about the long and arduous audition process he went through before cast in the role as Finn in Episode VII.

The young Han Solo Star Wars spin-off is set to hit theaters May 25, 2018.

SOURCE: VARIETY