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Is Donald Glover Set to play Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo movie?

August 13th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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We reported a few short days ago (here) that Lucasfilm/Disney were looking to cast a young Lando Calrissian for the Han Solo movie and immediately people started speculating on who might get the gig.

One name, possibly because of his casting in Spider-man: Homecoming, that kept coming up was that of Community and The Martian star Donald Glover – we’ve done a nice little photoshop mock-up above to help get you there.

Now, of course this is all speculative at the minute, but we’d feel like we were missing out if we didn’t have some fun with it.

“Glover seems like a good choice – he’s both funny and smooth, and he’s serious enough to be a real action star. Most crucially I think he would play the role without just doing an imitation of Billy Dee Williams, or some kind of silly riff on the character,” goes the report of at BMD.

Truthfully we reckon we’ll see an unknown actor getting the gig – be honest, did anyone really know who Alden Ehrenreich was before he was cast as Han Solo? – but we love Glover and would like to see him in the Star Wars universe, especially as someone as important as Lando Calrissian.

Just as there’s no replacing Harrison Ford, there’s no replacing Billy Dee Williams either, so we just hope to get a good actor to continue the legacy.

Now, altogether now Community fans, “Han and Lando in the morning!”

Source: Birthmoviesdeath

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….