After months of rumours and speculation it has now been confirmed that Donald Glover– he of Community fame – will be playing the scoundrel of Bespin Lando Calrissian in the as-yet untitled stand alone Han Solo movie.
In SW lore Lando and Han Solo go way back when he lost his ship, the Millennium Falcon, in a game of sabacc.
Lego Movie-makers Phil Lord and Chris Miller have admitted that conteact negotiations took longer than expected to occur and finalise that they are all happy with the outcome and result of having Glover on the team. Though, they have also apologised to him for all Comic-Cons he’ll have to attend.
Lando’s shoes and cape will be tough to fill but as long as Glover brongs his natural suavitee to the forefront there’s no reason why he won’t pull out a decent performance.
Jon and Lawrence Kasdan are on script duties so expect the same love of SW energy that was poured into The Force Awakens to come through once again.
Glover is a busy boy what with him co-writing, starting and directing TV series Atlanta and starring in the upcoming Marvel movie Spider-Man: Homecoming next June.
Now everybody take a breather.