Lucasfilm announced today (21st October 2016) that Donald Glover, will be playing the part of Lando Calrissian in the still-untitled Han Solo Star Wars film, helmed by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
Glover will join Alden Ehrenreich who has been previously cast as Han Solo — in bringing two iconic Star Wars characters back to the big screen.
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.
Glover is best known for creating and starring in the critically acclaimed FX series Atlanta, and will be seen in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming.
The untitled Han Solo movie is set for release in 2018.