Han Solo is about to get some company in the Star Wars: Han Solo spin-off movie. According to The Wrap, Lando Calrissian will be appearing in the highly anticipated film! Calrissian was first portrayed by Billy Dee Williams in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, but this version of the character will obviously be younger.
“The Cloud City cassanova was originally played by Billy Dee Williams, and the current code name in casting circles for young Lando is “Chance” — perhaps a reference to the character’s appreciation of cards and dice.”
As previously reported, Alden Ehrenreich will be playing the role of Han Solo. During Star Wars Celebration Europe, director Chris Miller spoke about how incredibly challenging it was to cast Solo. Miller and Phil Lord saw over 3,000 actors for the role. Ehrenreich screen-tested with Chewbacca and aboard the Millennium Falcon.
Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller from a script by Lawrence Kasdan and his son, Jon, the Han Solo anthology movie is currently set to hit theaters on May 25, 2018. Are you excited that Lando will be a part of this film? Plus, who would you like to see in the role? As always, be sure to sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below.
Source: The Wrap