Donald Glover Gets Lando Calrissian Role in Upcoming ‘Star Wars’ Movie

Donald Glover, rapper-actor extraordinaire and creator of the critically acclaimed series Atlanta on FX, landed the classic role of Lando in the new Star Wars mini series coming to a theatre near you. The upcoming film will explore a previously unseen side of Calrissian, with Lucasfilm saying it will show “his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy’s underworld.” Sources say the film will show how the character lost the Millennium Falcon to Solo.

The film doesn’t hit theaters until May 2018, but plenty of eyes are focused on Glover. The film credit adds to his already long reel including The Martian, Magic Mike XXL and The Lazarus Effect. Glover also has a mystery role in the upcoming Spider-man: Homecoming film. Glover is repped by WME, MGMT Entertainment and Ginsburg Daniels.

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