A few hours ago came word that the hunt is on for an actor to play a young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo-centric “A Star Wars Story” spin-off film at Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm.
Whomever is selected would play opposite Alden Ehrenreich as the younger incarnation of Harrison Ford’s Han Solo from the previous films. Ehrenreich was reportedly the first choice for that role and was eventually selected – but not until after an exhaustive testing process with hundreds of other actors.
Now, Birth Movies Death reports that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller also have a first choice for the Lando role – that of former “Community” star and rapper Donald Glover.
If true, the big question is – does Glover want the part? Glover has a role in the upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and has the new series “Atlanta” hitting later this year.