Donald Glover Cast As Young Lando Calrissian in Han Solo Spin Off

Actor, writer, and Grammy-nominated artist Donald Glover (‘Atlanta,’ ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming,’ ‘Community’) has become the latest addition to Disney and Lucasfilm’s stand-alone ‘Star Wars’ movie focused on Han Solo, landing the role of young Lando Calrissian.

With Phil Lord and Christopher Miller directing, the film will star Alden Ehrenreich  (‘Hail, Caesar!,’ ‘Blue Jasmine,’ ‘Stoker’) as Han Solo, depicting the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel’s younger days before he joined forces with the rebel alliance.

In an official statement, Lord and Miller commented:

“We’re so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us. These are big shoes to fill, and an even bigger cape, and this one fits him perfectly, which will save us money on alterations. Also, we’d like to publicly apologize to Donald for ruining Comic-Con for him forever.”

The still-untitled movie is scheduled for release in Irish cinemas on May 25, 2018.