Lucasfilm announced today 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. He will be playing next to Alden Ehrenreich, who was casted for Han Solo, bringing two of the most iconic Star Wars characters back to the big screen. The film will depict Lando in his formative years, way before the events involving Han, Leia and Darth Vader. The big announcement was made yesterday afternoon through the official Star Wars Twitter feed.
Next to his big success as Childish Gambino, Glover also stars in the successful FX series Atlanta, making it an overall incredible year for the actor and rapper.
The untitled Han Solo movie is set for release in 2018.