Donald Glover is the man! Yep the rapper, actor, singer, and producer is truly taking off this year. We LOVE him in FX’s hit series, Atlanta, but now he is really reaching for the stars as it has been announced he has been cast in the highly anticipated Star Wars Han Solo film! Lucasfilm announced earlier this week he will playing the role of Lando Calrissian in the still untitled film.
via Star Wars:
He’ll join Alden Ehrenreich — previously cast as Han Solo — in bringing two iconic Star Wars characters back to the big screen, but at a time in their lives previously unexplored.
This new film depicts Lando in his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy’s underworld — years before the events involving Han, Leia, and Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back and his rise to Rebel hero in Return of the Jedi.
“We’re so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us,” said Lord and Miller. “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 is best known for creating and starring in the critically acclaimed FX series Atlanta (which had the highest premiere numbers for any basic cable comedy show since 2013), as well as for starring in four seasons of the showCommunity, and for his Grammy-nominated album Because the Internet, performed under the name Childish Gambino. In addition, Glover appeared in the Academy Award-nominated The Martian, and will be seen in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming.
We are so happy to see more people of color joining the Star Wars universe. Hopefully he won’t be met with the same hate as John Boyega, who played “Finn” in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Congrats again Donald! Check back here for more updates guys!
Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning