Donald Glover has now been officially cast as a young Lando Calrissian in Han Solo: A Star Wars Story. It was Lucasfilm that had made the announcement and it appears that the rumors of his portrayal turned out true, according to ComicBook.com.
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Alden Ehrenreich, who will be playing young Han Solo, is portraying a character during a time before he joined the Rebel Alliance. It’ll occur during a time period called “The Dark Times.” Hardcore Star Wars fans will recall old Ben Kenobi mentioning it to Luke Skywalker in A New Hope. This is a time that had occurred between Episodes III and IV.
The flick doesn’t have an official title and is to be scripted by Lawrence Kasdan. The project will be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
The two directors issued the following statement:
“We’re so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us.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.”
There is also an explanation by ComicBook.com looking into Lando’s formative years as a scoundrel on the rise.
“This new film depicts Lando in his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy’s underworld — years before the events involving Han, Leia, and Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back and his rise to Rebel hero in Return of the Jedi.”
The untitled Star Wars anthology movie releases on May 25, 2018.