Disney is gearing up production on the upcoming Han Solo spin-off movie, and Donald Glover fans are voicing their support.
According to thewrap.com, Glover is the frontrunner for Lando Calrissian, whom Billy Dee Williams portrayed in the original trilogy.
The Han Solo movie is set 10 to 15 years before the events of A New Hope. Alden Ehrenreich will play the young Han. How Lando will work into the plot is unknown, but it is possible we might see the sabacc game that won Han the Millennium Falcon.
In an interview with Atlanta, Glover is asked about the possibility of his playing Lando, but he does not confirm anything, saying “There are rumours.”
However, Glover does profess to being a huge fan of Star Wars. “I mean, I grew up on it. My dad was a big fan,” he says. “I had all the toys when I was little. I had a Darth Vader with the lightsaber he has. It was cool. It’s a dynasty. It’s like the bible. I love that franchise.”
Glover will appear in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Previously, in 2010, his Twitter comment of wanting to play Spider-Man led to a fan campaign for Glover to play the role. Even though he didn’t get the part, he remains philosophical.
The internet is a strange box. It was weird to see that full circle I only did because I thought it was a cool role. I’m never going to do something just because. I’d rather take a risk, at least right now when I can still do that. It’s just weird.”
While he doesn’t reveal too much, Glover describes Spider-Man: Homecoming as a “fun” experience.
“I’m glad I got the opportunity. You don’t want it to feel like some sort of affirmative action. This wasn’t that at all. I know the director, he’s doing a really good job and good ideas.”
Spider-Man: Homecoming premieres on July 7, 2017. The Untitled Han Solo Anthology Film is set for a 2018 release.