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Donald Glover Is Playing Lando Calrissian In The Han Solo "Star Wars" Spin Off


Posted on October 22, 2016, at 10:42 a.m. ET

Hello! What have we here? It's just actor/comedian/rapper/dreamboat Donald Glover.

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And what have we HERE? Just official confirmation that Glover is going to be playing Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Star Wars spin off!!

Hello, what have we here? Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian in the untitled 2018 Han Solo Star Wars Story.โ€ฆ

The star of Community and Atlanta, who raps as Childish Gambino, will play the suave space pirate "in his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxyโ€™s underworld," the filmmakers announced.

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The role of the leader of Cloud City was originally played by Billy Dee Williams in The Empire Strikes Back.

The Disney film, set for release in 2018, follows the adventures of Han Solo and friends in their younger years. Actor Alden Ehrenreich has already been cast in the lead role.

โ€œWeโ€™re so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us,โ€ directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller said in a statement. โ€œThese are big shoes to fill, and an even bigger cape, and this one fits him perfectly, which will save us money on alterations."

"Also, weโ€™d like to publicly apologize to Donald for ruining Comic-Con for him forever," the pair added.

May the Force be with you, Donald. Do that cape justice.

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