Disney has announced that Donald Glover has been cast as the young Lando Calrissian for the upcoming Star Wars Han Solo movie.
Donald Glover joins Alden Ehrenreich who will be playing the young Han Solo.
“We’re so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us,” Han Solo directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller said in a statement. “These are big shoes to fill, and an even bigger cape, and this one fits him perfectly, which will save us money on alterations. Also, we’d like to publicly apologize to Donald for ruining Comic-Con for him forever.”
Donald Glover is best known for creating and starring in the critically acclaimed FX series Atlanta, as well as for starring in four seasons of the show Community, and for his Grammy-nominated album Because the Internet, performed under the name Childish Gambino. In addition, Glover appeared in the Academy Award-nominated The Martian, and will be seen in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming.
The untitled Han Solo movie is set for release in 2018.