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.