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Donald Glover Cast as Young Lando Calrissian

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Donald Glover has been cast as a young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo movie.

    Lucasfilm announced today that Donald Glover, an acclaimed actor, award-winning writer, and Grammy-nominated artist, will be playing the part of Lando Calrissian in the still-untitled Han Solo Star Wars film, helmed by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Glover will join Alden Ehrenreich — previously cast as Han Solo — in bringing two iconic Star Wars characters back to the big screen, but at a time in their lives previously unexplored.

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  2. aoftbsten

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    I was pretty down on this when I first heard the rumors a while back, but after watching Atlanta I'm really pumped about this. I think he'll do a fine job.
  3. xapplexpiex

    sup? Supporter

    This is perfect
  4. Vivatoto

    This shit still bothers me Prestigious

  5. suppyguppy


    Huge Star Wars fan but I wasn't really that excited about a Han Solo stand alone. Would much rather see Obi Wan or something from the Old Republic. That said, Donald Glover is awesome in everything he does and Lord/Miller have yet to do wrong so I'm actually pretty stoked for this.
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  6. Tylar


    Nice, I wasn't interested in these movies before but now I am
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  7. aranea

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  8. Eric Wilson

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    Echoing the perfect sentiments around here. Going to be amazing.
  9. CMilliken


    Seriously a perfect choice. Atlanta has been fantastic so far. Just hoping his new album drops soon. Would love some more Childish Gambino!
  10. ianzandi


    Technically lord/Miller did Son of Zorn but it was ambitious so I won't hold it against them
  11. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    Fuck. YES.

    This is so damn amazing, I can't believe it's really happening.
  12. theredline

    Trusted Supporter

    I've heard Zorn is it not? Haven't been able to watch...I love Johnny Pemberton...
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  13. warriorsam


    This is the only good news I have read this year.
  14. ianzandi


    I watched the first 2 EPs. Pilot is atrocious but the second is significantly better. Concept is cool and definitely different for network tv, but execution is lame. Maybe it could get better in future seasons but I don't see it getting past a season 2
  15. nl5011

    Trusted Supporter

    Yes! I know he's gotta be stoked about it. What a crowd pleaser!
  16. ComedownMachine

    Prestigious Supporter

    Stoked about his casting. A little worried about Han's, though
  17. jjnunn118

    Signal Vs. Noise Prestigious

    It's finding its feet like most new shows do. A couple good episodes, a couple rough episodes. When it's good it's really good though!
  18. ianzandi


    He's good. Watch Hail, Caesar!

    I love all aspects of Donald's career. Unique music, grade a tv show that he created (Atlanta), was a writer for 30 Rock, an actor in the smartest tv show (community), and one of the most memorable standup specials in years (ala shaft), he's super charming, and not even 35 yet.
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  19. Former Planets


    It's got a very strange tone- if they can make that work for them consistently, ala Last Man on Earth, it could start to be good. Tim Meadows makes anything better and it's nice to see Cheryl Hine in something. Pemberton is better on Superstore though. That show is fantastic.
  20. billyboatman

    Hopelessly Hopeful

    Stoked for him. He'll kill it.

    Love me some Gambino.
  21. vein.ftm

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    Nice avatar! Seconds is everything
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  22. Tylar


    Thanks, it totally is! Not enough people talk about Seconds
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  23. transrebel59


    They're just EPs on that.
  24. tdlyon

    Most Dope Supporter

    So incredibly excited for him. He's gonna have to make his voice deeper (lol) but he's going to do great.

    I could see him becoming an A-lister like Chris Pratt did by this time next year
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  25. gbuffers


    Has anyone dropped Childish Lando in here yet?

    Really, really happy (and surprised) about this casting. I can't wait
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