One of the Star Wars saga’s iconic figures has given his praise for the latest spinoff film Solo, as well as a certain character he holds close to his heart.
Star Wars fans are definitely excited to see the famed smuggler Han Solo’s origin story in the upcoming Solo film, but some are more excited to see another character from Han’s backstory. Donald Glover’s performance of Lando Calrissian is something fans are heavily anticipating when they check out the latest Star Wars Story later this May. The role of Lando was made famous by actor Billy Dee Williams who was also excited to see his character back on the screen. And it now appears Billy Dee is all for Solo and has officially declared the torch of Lando passed to Donald Glover.
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Spoke with Billy Dee Williams after the #SoloAStarWarsStory premiere. He said he loved the film! The Lando torch has officially been passed.
— jo s e p h (@woeisjoe) May 11, 2018
It is no secret that Billy Dee Williams is a class act, but to receive that kind of praise form the original Lando is nothing short of game-changing. Donald Glover is an insanely talented individual and it appears his portrayal of the future Cloud City administrator is right on the money. Billy Dee Williams praise of the Ron Howard directed film should be all fans need to convince them to make it to the theater in less than 12 parsecs when Solo arrives in theaters later this month.
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Here is the synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story:
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Directed by Ron Howard from a script written by Lawrence Kasdan and son Jon Kasdan, the film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany and Ian Kenny.
Solo: A Star Wars Story will be released in theaters May 25, 2018.
5 Reasons To Be Excited (And 5 Reasons To Worry) About ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’
It’s been roughly five months since The Last Jedi came out, which means it’s time for another Star Wars movie! The second anthology film that explores the Star Wars universe’s past, Solo follows a young Han Solo as he becomes a smuggler. Before he had the Millennium Falcon or considered Luke Skywalker one of his best friends, Han was still talking and blasting his away across the galaxy.
A new Star Wars film is typically a cause for celebration, but there’s something different about Solo. The posters and print material all look fun and stylized, but the actual trailer looks gray and unsatisfying. There are a lot of things propping this movie up, mainly that it is about Han Solo, arguably the most popular character in the entire franchise, but there are also a lot of things dragging it down. Hopefully Solo will kick butt, but without Harrison Ford at the center of the action, it’s hard to say!
Hit Next to learn 5 reasons you should be excited (and 5 reasons to worry) about Solo!