Let’s get your weekend started right with a bit of Star Wars casting news. /Film dropped some news (through Star Wars official Twitter account) today that Donald Glover has been cast has Lando Calrissian.
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 21, 2016
Rumors had been stirring since earlier this summer that Glover was in talks with LucasFilms to play the scoundrel of the underworld in his formative years alongside Alden Ehrenreich (Hail Cesar!) who will be playing a young Han Solo.
Glover has been a rising star for years since he came on scene in Dan Harmon’s Community and continued on with guest spots on 30 Rock, Girls – as well as roles on the big screen. Since his new show Atlanta has been a hit with fans and critics, Glover seems to be a talented force to be reckoned with not only as a writer and actor, but also as a successful rapper/singer.
LucasFilms has made an excellent choice with this casting and will only fuel the fire of awesomeness with what this movie could be.