Donald Glover Reportedly Frontrunner For Young Lando Calrissian Role

Not long ago, news surfaced that the unofficially-titled Han Solo: A Star Wars Story is looking to [...]

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Not long ago, news surfaced that the unofficially-titled Han Solo: A Star Wars Story is looking to bring a young Lando Calrissian into its fold. And, now, sources are saying Donald Glover is reportedly a frontrunner for the much-coveted role.

Birth. Moves. Death. is reporting the talented actor is being eyed for Lando's iconic role. And, really, that's not too shocking to hear. After all, Glover has proved his skills time and again in projects ranging from Community to The Martian, and his work on Spider-Man: Homecoming is shortly on the horizon. The rising actor seems like he would mesh perfectly with Lando's witty yet smooth style, and many fans are already saying they can easily imagine Glover doing Billy Dee Williams' role justice.

Of course, an official casting offer has yet to be confirmed and likely won't be until Lucasfilm simply announces their casting decision. However, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller did recall how Alden Ehrenreich - who'll be playing the young Han Solo - was the first actor they saw and also their first choice. So, if Glover is in fact singled out as the first choice to play Lando, he very well might get the part.

The first fans saw of Lando was back in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back when Han and Lando were reunited after an extended farewell. The two clearly had a history between them, and fans even learned that Lando was the original owner of the Millennium Falcon before Han won it "fair and square" in a game (we have seen a slightly younger Lando on Star Wars Rebels as well). So, as you can imagine, fans are wondering whether Ehrenreich and Glover could recreate the characters' on-screen chemistry and give their friendship a killer origin story.

And, so far, fans are thinking the pair could easily pull it off. For now, though, fans are just going to have to wait until Lucasfilm addresses the rumors - or more than likely - simply announce which lucky actor has scored the role of young Lando.

Han Solo: A Star Wars Story is set to hit theaters on May 25th 2018.

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