Donald Glover On His Upcoming Role As Lando Calrissian In The HAN SOLO Anthology Film

Donald Glover On His Upcoming Role As Lando Calrissian In The HAN SOLO Anthology Film

Atlanta star Donald Glover will have big shoes to fill when he takes on the role of Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo spinoff, a part that Glover says is a big deal to him. Hit the jump for more...

When The Empire Strikes Back introduced Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams), Star Wars fans were won over by the character's smooth charm and winning personality. While Lando's history with Han Solo was hinted at in both the aforementioned film and Return of the Jedi, Lucasfilm's planned Han Solo anthology film looks set to deliver all the details about how the two smugglers met. 

Donald Glover (Atlanta, Community) will be taking on the role of a young Lando in the film, something the actor admitted was a very big deal for him when talking to the press after his Golden Globe wins this past Sunday night. “Lando’s a big deal to me. It was literally the first toy I ever got. When you have something that’s kind of iconic ... where people pay attention to it, it’s hard because you want to live up to the expectation. But all you can do is live up to your own. And Star Wars is really high."

Despite the pressure, however, Glover said he is looking forward to working with his directors, Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, and Alden Ehrenreich, who will play Solo. "I really just want to have fun. The directors, they’re amazing. I love the guy who is playing Han. It’s going to be a good time. It’s going to be fun. I’m getting ready to just have fun with those guys.”

Unfortunately for Glover, sci-fi films often come with physical preparation, which the actor jokingly described as being “not getting to eat anything enjoyable for the rest of my life."

The currently untitled Han Solo film is set for a 2018 release.
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