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Donald Glover Talks Lando Calrissian in Upcoming ‘Han Solo: A Star Wars Story’

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After recent huge hits like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: Rogue One, you can bet the anthology films are here to stay. Therefore, the next film that will hit theaters after Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is the stand alone Han Solo film. Titled Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lucasfilm has cast Donald Glover (Community) in the pivotal role of Lando Calrissian. It is hard to have a film about the young adventures of the greatest smuggler in the Star Wars universe, without including one of his best friends from the original trilogy.

Han and Lando Calrissian go together like peanut butter & jelly, Luke & Leia, and also Jay & Silent Bob. With Donald Glover cast in the role, there couldn’t be a better person to fill the shoes of Lando. In a recent interview with Deadline, Glover spoke about landing the role, and what it means to him:

It’s a lot of pressure, but it’s also very exciting. He was my favorite character, too. I grew up on Star Wars. It’s just cool to see him again. I feel like people like him ’cause he has a lot of style, but also he’s a complicated character in this world. I think even Han isn’t as complicated as Lando is. From the first time you meet him, you don’t know whether to trust him or not, and you’re constantly not knowing whether to trust him.

I like that about him. For working under, like, a huge conglomerate, it’s actually been quite an enjoyable, artistic thing. I get to play him in a way that I think is honest and true and cool. And it’s great ’cause I didn’t have to write anything, I’m focused strictly on being this guy. And I really respect him and I respect the actor who played him before. I’ve learned a lot about this character, so it’s actually been really fulfilling and nice to just turn off everything else and focus on just being someone.

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