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Star Wars: Donald Glover confirmed as the new Lando Calrissian

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It's official: Donald Glover will be Lando to Alden Ehrenreich's Han Solo...

Here’s one that the rumour mill correctly called. Over the weekend, Donald Glover was formally confirmed as the new Lando Calrissian in the world of Star Wars.

Glover is set to take on the role of a younger Lando for directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, as the put together their young Han Solo Star Wars spin-off movie.

Star Wars: Donald Glover confirmed as the new Lando Calrissian © Den of Geek Star Wars: Donald Glover confirmed as the new Lando Calrissian The film doesn’t yet have a title, but Alden Ehrenreich has been confirmed for some time now as taking on the role of the young Han Solo.

Messrs Lord and Miller released an official statement confirming Donald Glover’s casting, where they said that “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”.

Filming on the project is expected to kick off in London in the next couple of months, with the film itself currently earmarked for release in May 2018 (although many – us included – suspect that might end up moving to a Christmas 2018 release instead).

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