DONALD GLOVER Cast as Lando Calrissian in Han Solo STAR WARS STORY
Twitter was down for almost three hours today and when I finally got to log in, I saw this wonderful piece of news:
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 21, 2016
Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian in Han Solo Star Wars Story.
It’s official!! Donald Glover will be joining the cast along with Alden Ehrenreich, who was announced earlier this year as everyone’s favorite smuggler.
According to the announcement on StarWars.Com – “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.”
I’m very excited for this announcement and I actually am now wanting to see this film. I know, I know, me, the girl who loves Star Wars and Han Solo saying she didn’t want to see it. Let me explain, it’s because I like what there is of Han Solo in all four of the films. There are other characters in this vast galaxy who I would love to see more of on the big screen (PRINCESS LEIA) but getting the chance to explore more of Lando before ESB and RoTJ, I am much more excited.
So yea, I can’t wait for the untitled Han Solo movie which is set to be released in 2018 but if you are wanting more Lando adventures, you should check out Marvel’s Star Wars LANDO which is a five issue mini series from Charles Soule and Alex Maleev that was released last year!