Lucasfilm have announced that ‘Community’ star Donald Glover has been cast in the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ spin-off about young Han Solo.
What’s the role, you ask? Well, Glover has been cast as none other than young Lando Calrissian, a role that was prominent in the fifth and sixth ‘Star Wars’ movies, portrayed by Billy Dee Williams.
Glover joins Alden Ehrenreich who will play as young Han Solo.
The film’s directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller stated that:
“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.”
The young Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ story still doesn’t have an official title, however it does have a date, currently debuting in theatres on May 25th, 2018.