By: Benjamin Hart
Big news just broke regarding the upcoming young Han Solo film! A few months back rumors surfaced that suggested that actor and musician Donald Glover was being considered for the role of young Lando Calrissian in the film.
Just moments ago, Lucasfilm announced that Glover has been cast in the role and will star alongside Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo in the film, which is due for release in 2018. Regarding what we can expect from Glover's Lando, StarWars.com reports:
"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."
In response to the news, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller released the following statement:
“We’re so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us. 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.”
On behalf of Star Wars fans everywhere, I would like to welcome Mr. Glover to the Star Wars family! The Force will be with him... always.
The untitled Han Solo "A Star Wars Story" film is currently set for release on May 25th, 2018!
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