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The Star Wars Han Solo Film Casts Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian


The upcoming Han Solo film already has its lead in Alden Ehrenreich but more importantly who is going to take the role made famous by Billy Dee Williams, Lando Calrissian? Lucasfilm announced Friday that actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, rapper and creator of FX's hit series 'Atlanta' Donald Glover has been chosen to play the smooth intergalactic smuggler.

The still-untitled Star Wars spin-off film, helmed by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, follows the outlaw exploits of Lando and Han in their early years before their appearances in Empire Strikes Back and 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 created and stars in the critically acclaimed series Atlanta that had the  highest premiere numbers for any basic cable comedy show since 2013. He's also known for his role on NBC's cult series 'Community'  as Troy Barnes for four seasons. The multi-talented performer also performs under the name Childish Gambino whose   album Because the Internet was nominated for a Grammy. He'll be seen in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming film for Sony/Marvel Studios. 

The untitled Han Solo film is scheduled for release in 2018.

Source: StarWars.com

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