Actor, rapper, comedian, geek. Donald Glover is a man of many talents, but following his career for even just a second would reveal the man is a nerd at heart.
The actor has the daunting prospect of replacing Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrision in Solo: A Star Wars Story, but he seems more than up to the task. Based on a photo of him from an old yearbook, it almost seems like it was destiny.
Take a look at the photo below and you'll get your proof that the man has been ready for the opportunity since he was a teenager.
Peep his shirt. He made it. pic.twitter.com/HFYtgOq2Pp— Light | IF TONY DIES, I DIE (@HomicidalKylo) February 5, 2018
Glover: a bonafide Star Wars fan. That's kind of hard to pull off when going to high school, when people are eager to clown on someone based on any perceived inferiority — and liking Star Wars? That's bait for being called a nerd.
But Glover's wearing it with pride and the same kind of charisma it takes for Lando Calrissian to wear a cape.
Through his various projects, Glover has earned tons of fans and crossover appeal. His latest album under the Childish Gambino moniker won a Grammy Awards, and the second season of his Emmy Award-winning series Atlanta is set to premiere next month.
This photo already has Star Wars fans buzzing, though. Take a look at some of their reactions below.
Y am I crying in the club rn— beach demon (@bigfathercarrot) February 7, 2018
You’ve seen my reaction in person but here it is in gif form pic.twitter.com/GE1Yy6UA46— Danielle (@Dani2saint) February 7, 2018
How can you not love that? pic.twitter.com/ZlpUAtXxCB— tpovio (@tpovio) February 7, 2018
when I was a kid I played Star Wars all the time. The movies the video games the toys. This has to be so awesome for him. Legit happy for him— Nine Path (@NinePath) February 6, 2018
Damnit. I was going to skip Solo, though!
argh. good on him, though— Kelsey Alexander (@de_la_Nae) February 6, 2018