Star Wars: Han Solo film has Donald Glover as 'first choice' for young Lando Calrissian

He'll join Alden Ehrenreich - playing a young Han Solo - in the second of the Star Wars anthology films, following Rogue One

Clarisse Loughrey
Monday 15 August 2016 10:29
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During Star Wars Celebrations in London, the directors of the Han Solo film - Phil Lord and Chris Miller - spun an incredible tale on how they landed their new Solo, Alden Ehrenreich.

The pair auditioned nearly 3,000 actors; but it was Ehrenreich who eventually won out, having ironically been the very first actor to have stepped in the room. Now, with the announcement Solo would be joined onscreen by a younger iteration of his famous associate Lando Calrissian, it's natural to wonder whether the casting process will be quite as lengthy.

Which is why it's interesting to hear Disney are already circling around a first choice for the role; none other than Community's own Donald Glover. Somewhere, in some alternative universe, Troy Barnes is deeply freaking out right now.

The news comes courtesy of Birth.Movies.Death.; with reports the smooth-talking, hilarious Glover is exactly who Disney is after for this fairly iconic Star Wars role.

Nor would it be a huge stretch for Glover to say yes; though his busy slate is currently balancing his musical career as Childish Gambino, as well as a new FX series Atlanta, he's already joined the Marvel family with a role in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Star Wars, then, surely wouldn't be too much of a stretch for Glover?


The as-of-yet untitled Han Solo prequel will be released 25 May 2018.

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