LOS ANGELES — The rumors were true.
Lucasfilm has officially announced that Donald Glover will play Lando Calrissian in the standalone Han Solo movie that will star Alden Ehrenreich.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are directing the movie, which will depict 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.” Read more…