Hey Star Wars, fans! Excited about the upcoming young Han Solo movie? Well, it's just been announced that Donald Glover has been tagged to play Lando Calrissian in the scoundrel-turned-general's early days!
Glover will act alongside star Alden Ehrenreich in a film exploring Han Solo's formative years of one of the Star Wars' world's most beloved scruffy-looking nerf herders. We haven't seen much about this film--it doesn't even have a title yet, and is slated for a 2018 release--but it is one of the most highly anticipated films in the franchise. There are so many unanswered questions about Han Solo's past, and now that we know Lando is involved, this movie could shape up to be something exciting and fun.
Get ready for a lot of swindling and smooth talking come 2018!
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