Donald Glover Cast in Upcoming Han Solo Star Wars Film
From Stone Mountain, Georgia to a galaxy far, far away, the multi-talented Donald Glover made his mark on every media space he’s touched, which includes movies, television, music and comedy. Lucasfilm, the studio behind the Star Wars franchise recently Glover as part of the cast of the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars Stand-Alone film. The star and creator of the new hit series Atlanta will play the iconic role of Lando Calrissian, made famous by Billy Dee Williams portrayal.Glover joins actor Alden Ehrenreich, who will play the famous space smuggler in this film that explores the formative years of both Solo and Calrissian, years before the events of the A New Hope.“We’re so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us,” said Directors Phil Lord and Christopher 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.”The upcoming Star Wars won’t be Glover’s first dabble in the science fiction genre. The versatile actor, writer, rapper starred in 2015’s The Martian.The untitled Han Solo movie is set for release in 2018.