We’re just a few days away from the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Donald Glover has been chatting to Comic Book about taking on the iconic role of Lando Calrissian, revealing the reaction of the original smooth-talking scoundrel, Billy Dee Williams, to his portrayal of the character.
“He texted me,” said Glover. “He said ‘You did a good job.’ That was all I wanted, all I needed. It definitely made me feel like I didn’t let him down. He was such an iconic figure in the first one, in The Empire Strikes Back, that I definitely didn’t want to let him down.”
Although the Lando torch has been passed, fans will be hoping that we get to see Billy Dee Williams making his own return to the galaxy far, far away in Star Wars: Episode IX, having sat out both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi (he did however reprise the role for an appearance in the Disney XD animated series Star Wars Rebels).
In the meantime, as we await the release of Solo, you can check out the latest TV spot for the film here…
A new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Solo: A Star Wars Story features Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) as the famous smuggler, Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Tobias Beckett, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) as L3-37, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Qi’Ra, Thandie Newton (Westworld) as Val, Ian Kenny (Sing Street) as Rebolt, Harley Durst (Wonder Woman) as Moloch, Jon Favreau (Spider-Man: Homecoming) as Rio Durant, Tien Hoang (Now You See Me 2) as Moloch’s henchman, Paul Bettany (Avengers: Infinity War) as Dryden Vos and Warwick Davis (Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi) in an as-yet-unrevealed role.