Known as Childish Gambino of Hip-hop and R&B, Donald Glover the well-versed actor, this multi-talented young artist is currently taking his career to a galaxy far, far away, as Lando Calrissian.
Astronomical news indeed, the announcement dropped Friday, October 21st, via StarWars.com, stating that the 33-year-old multi-dimensional artist will be working alongside Alden Ehrenrich (Blue Jasmine), in re-imagining the familiar galactic partnership of Han Solo and Calrissian in a still-untitled, new Star Wars film.
Glover's role visualizes that of a younger Lando Calrissian, who first came to be introduced in earlier films as the cunning swindler closely tied to infamous space smuggler Han Solo. Whereas Billy Dee Williams played the character's mature persona, Glover will exhibit Calrissian's life before donning the infamous cape renowned throughout galactic underground
“We're so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us,” reported directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, “There 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 apologize to Donald for ruining Comic-Con for him forever,” the two humorously continued.
Glover was recently nominated for his major role contributions in the FX hit-show Atlanta, which narrates the intertwined journey of two cousins drifting through life and ultimately finding themselves through the local music scene.
Aside from this, Glover was also featured in the Academy-Award nominated The Martian, and is also scheduled to appear in the upcoming Marvel reboot, Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Glover dons the cape and new persona as the film is scheduled to hit theaters in 2018.
By Jods Arboleda for RAPStation.com