Donald Glover, the star of the hit comedy series Atlanta will be playing one of the most beloved characters in the history of the Star Wars universe.
It was announced today that Glover will play a young Lando Calrissian in a upcoming Star Wars movie.
According to StarWars.com, Glover will be featured in the still unnamed Han Solo movie that is being directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
“We’re so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us,” Lord and Miller said in a joint statement. “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.”
Outside of his work in Atlanta, Glover also stared in all four seasons of the NBC comedy Community, and had a Grammy-nominated album titled Because the Internet.
RISE NEWS is a grassroots journalism news organization that is working to change the way young people become informed and engaged in the world. You can write for us.
Cover Photo Credit: femme run/ flickr (CC By 2.0)