Following on from the new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it was reported that Disney are currently on the look out to cast a young Lando Calrissian to feature in their second spin-off movie Han Solo: A Star Wars Story.
The usually-reliable (but often not) Births.Movies.Death are now reporting that Spider-Man: Homecoming and Community star Donald Glover is the studio’s front-runner for the role. However, even BMD are unconvinced.
“I’m not even sure there’s an offer out there,” Devin Faraci admits, “but at Star Wars Celebration this year directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller told a story about hiring Alden Ehrenreich to play Han Solo – they saw hundreds, if not thousands, of young men, but in the end they went with Ehrenreich, who was the first actor they saw and their first choice. So while the directors may still be meeting with actors, it isn’t out of the range of possibility that their first choice is who they will end up with (if Glover wants the part. I’m not 100% sure I see him taking a role like this).
So, what they’re saying is, this could very well be made up.
This isn’t the first time Lando’s name has cropped up in Star Wars news, as screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan has teased that Billy Dee Williams could reprise the role in future movies.
Han Solo: A Star Wars Story will see Alden Ehrenreich taking on the role made famous by Harrison Ford, with Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie) directing from a script by Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon. It is set for release on May 25th 2018.