Moments ago, acclaimed actor Donald Glover was confirmed to be playing the younger version of Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars spin-off, which will be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Glover will star alongside Alden Ehrenreich, who will play young Han Solo – Solo and Calrissian are best friends and have been seen together in the original Star Wars trilogy.
“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 generally known for his roles in movies such as The Martian and he will also star in next year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. To stay updated on all Star Wars news, make sure to follow us on Instagram!