Donald Glover Cast as Young Lando Calrissian
After much speculation, it has been announced that Donald Glover will be taking on the role as young Lando Calrissian for the upcoming stand-alone Han Solo movie. In the role originated by Billy dee Williams the upcoming film "depicts Lando in his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy's underworld," according to the official announcement.
Glover, best known for his role as Troy Barnes in Community, is currently starring in the critically praised FX series Atlanta, which he also created. Slated for a 2018 release, it will be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie) and he will star alongside Alden Ehrenreich, who was cast as Han Solo back in July.