It’s always the best to get great casting for a film.
This had been rumoured for sometime, but now it is official. The Star Wars site has announced that Donald Glover will play Lando Calrissian in the upcoming ‘Young Han Solo’ film. Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller had this to say:
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.
They are not wrong on either account. Glover seems to me a perfect fit bringing a real humour to the role. They also aren’t wrong about ruining Comic Con (let’s assume its is SDCC) for him either. I wish the best to the lad on the latter venture.