One of the best castings (on paper, at least) is Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian. The Atlanta star was cast last year to universal acclaim; many believe Glover will bring the charm and wit Billy Dee Williams perfectly portrayed in both Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi. Glover has been rather busy in recent years, last year he appeared in Ridley Scott’s brilliant sci-fi pic, The Martian, next he will be seen in Sony/Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Homecoming before heading to a Galaxy Far Far Away.
Glover will headline the upcoming Han Solo film alongside Hail, Caesar star Alden Ehrenreich, which will be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. When asked how Glover felt about the directing duo, the actor said he believes they are “amazing.” Of course, if you have seen any of their films, you’d think the same thing. Glover’s casting is incredibly important for many people. Lando is one of the most underrated Star Wars characters, so the fact that we will see him on screen again is incredibly exciting. When Deadline asked how the actor felt about tackling the role, Glover responded:
“Lando’s a big deal. He’s the first toy I ever got. It’s interesting, when you have something iconic in a range when people pay attention to it, it’s hard. You want to live up to the expectation, but you can only live up to your own. I just want to have fun. I know the directors Phil (Lord) and Chris (Miller) and I love the guy (Alden Ehrenreich) who is playing Han. It’s gonna be a fun time.”
As a big fan of the character, it is so nice to see an actor genuinely admiring such a role. In these big blockbusters, it is easy to find an actor who doesn’t really care for the property, but Glover is the total opposite. What do you guys think of Glover’s casting? Are you a fan? Have you seen Atlanta?
The untitled Han Solo film has no scheduled release date. Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theatres everywhere on July 7th, 2017.