Hello, what have we here? Great news, that’s what!
Earlier today we posted a fun remix to Childish Gambino’s ‘Bonfire’ over the Stranger Things theme. That’s cool and all, but this? This is awesome.
Lucasfilm announced today that Donald Glover, an acclaimed actor, award-winning writer, and Grammy-nominated artist, will be playing the part of Lando Calrissian in the still-untitled Han Solo Star Wars film, helmed by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Glover will join Alden Ehrenreich — previously cast as Han Solo — in bringing two iconic Star Wars characters back to the big screen, but at a time in their lives previously unexplored. 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.
“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.”
Lord and Miller have taken properties like 21 Jump Street and LEGO and made genuine great films from them. I wouldn’t trust this movie in anyone’s hands but theirs.
The untitled Han Solo movie is set for release in 2018.