Friday, 21 October 2016

Donald Glover cast as Lando Calrissian in 2018's STAR WARS movie

Actor, writer and musician Donald Glover has been cast as the young Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo-focused Star Wars spin-off movie, currently due to hit cinemas in 2018.



Donald Glover is best-known for his role as Troy Barnes in the comedy series Community. He currently stars on Atlanta, which he also co-writes. He is also a double-Grammy Award-nominated musician for his work under the moniker Childish Gambino.

Glover, a major Star Wars fan, has been long a fan-favourite for the role of the young Lando. He will also be appearing in the new Spider-Man movie, Homecoming, due next year.

7 comments:

Silent said...

Surprised you haven't commented on the new Logan trailer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VhrAM9XzGA

Adam Whitehead said...

I tend not to cover the big superhero movies because there's so many of them and a lot of other sites do that better.

The Writer said...

Cool. Cool cool cool.

Tom Miller said...

Surprised, happy, and disappointed- he'll be too famous now to star as Hiro Protagonist in HBO's Snow Crash adaptation. :(

TheHandsomeDan said...

I did a couple quick boolean searches for combinations of Joe Cornish, HBO, and Snow Crash... And the only thing that comes up are people mentioning HBO in unrelated comments of other articles.

I'm having a tough time imagining Joe Cornish working for HBO. And an even harder time imagining HBO being okay with a director taking this long to start shooting a new series. Do you have supporting references on this, or was it perhaps just an error?

Adam Whitehead said...

I think that was wishful thinking and a suggestion rather than referring to a greenlit project.

TheHandsomeDan said...

I get it, but it wouldn't make sense for the source material. There isn't enough there to constitute more than a single season, at most. And the story really doesn't leave anything open for continuation. It winds up like a popcorn flick and ends pretty conclusively. I'd rather not see them drag that out longer than they should.