Donald Glover Is First Choice To Play Lando In Young Han Solo Movie

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Well, that was quick. Earlier today, The Wrap revealed that a young version of Lando Calrissian will be appearing in the upcoming Han Solo spin-off movie, though there were no details about who could be up for the role. However, Birth.Movies.Death reports that Donald Glover is the first choice for the fan favorite Star Wars character.

You’ve probably heard of Glover due to his work on Community and Ultimate Spider-Man, where he voiced Miles Morales for a couple of episodes, but he has also appeared in a number of films like The Lazarus Effect, Magic Mike XXL and most recently, The Martian. He will next be seen in Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is currently filming in Atlanta, Georgia. He also has a new series called Atlanta coming up on FX next month.

As you probably already know, Alden Ehrenreich will be playing the role of young Han Solo. The actor was officially introduced to fans as the iconic smuggler during Star Wars Celebration a few weeks ago. It has also been confirmed that Chewbacca will be in the highly anticipated film, but that’s pretty much all that we know for now. The project will begin filming in London at the end of January 2017.

Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller from a script by Lawrence Kasdan and his son, Jon, the yet-to-be titled Han Solo spin-off movie is currently set to hit theaters on May 25, 2018. What do you guys think? Would you like to see Glover as Lando or would you prefer someone else? Personally, I think he’s perfect. I mean, just look at this picture.

Donald Glover Lando

Source: Birth.Movies.Death

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • yehuda92


  • Bruce Norris

    No way. I can do a better job than he can.

  • Tyrell Antonio

    only choice

  • UnBoxingJon

    I was really hoping I would be in the running to play Lando.

  • Donald Glover is great. Wait for his new comedy series Atlanta next month. It’s good yall.

  • Jeff

    Jerrod Carmichael would be a great choice!

    • Justin Alsobrook

      I don’t think his acting chops are up to this level yet.

      • Jeff

        He is very talented, and is currently in Transformers, that’s a pretty high level

        • Justin Alsobrook

          I agree that he’s talented, but being in a Transformers movie isn’t much of a rate of acting chops. Transformers doesn’t require much depth when it comes to acting. Megan Fox can attest to that.
          Carmichael is sold in the lane he’s in, but he doesn’t have much of a range….especially not one on the level of Glover.

          • Jeff

            I understand what you saying, though I believe when he gets the right role he will surprise a lot of people!

          • Justin Alsobrook

            I agree, he will surprise a lot of people. I mean…he kind of shouldn’t. They should see how good he is on his show, but he will indeed surprise.

          • Jeff

            That show is so good!

  • Christopher Ipock

    maybe he will rap in the movie as well!!!!!!!!!!

  • Peter James


    No Michael B. Jordan jokes?

    Come on guys,….
    …. you’re slacking.

  • Black Zack

    lol perfect