[Danger: Contains one big spoiler I probably could exclude but I don’t want to. But you should’ve seen The Force Awakens by now anyway]
Almost a year ago Star Wars came back with a vengeance with the record smashing Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens. Revitalizing the Star Wars brand, The Force Awakens helped a new generation fall in love with the classic film franchise and because of that Lucasfilm is doing all it can to
milk us of our hard earned cash create a variety of quality programming for us to enjoy for years to come. So along with the main movies with Rey and Finn and the whole gang, there are to be a set of anthology movies that come out in between the main movies. The first of these anthology films (which are technically called Star Wars Stories but that sounds weird and less intense) is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (See what I mean?) which comes out this December 16th.It will definitely be something interesting, but right now most people are paying attention to what’s to come after.
That’s right, the next anthology film to come out will be a young Han Solo movie. I say this as if it is news, but if you know Star Wars you know this. But let us recap some important details. First off, the movie is to be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Those are the guys behind successes like The Lego Movie and the Jump Street franchise, so this will surely be awesome. Secondly, Chewie will be in this film, so that’s bomb. And lastly, Alden Ehrenreich is to play the iconic role of Han Solo. While no one will ever replace Harrison Ford in the role, I think this could maybe be a good choice. I barely remember Beautiful Creatures but he was probably good in it.
Now for the actual news (drum roll please) … Donald Glover has been cast as young Lando Calrissian in the young Han Solo movie!!!! This is awesome news. In August it was rumored that Glover was at the top of the list to play Lando but now it’s been made official. Unlike Ehrenreich, I am very familiar with the works of Donald Glover. I knew him for his comedy and his rap career before I knew him as an actor, but after seeing him in things like The Martian and his new show on FX, Atlanta, I know that when he’s in something it’s worth watching. He’s a great comedic actor but the man can be serious when he needs to be. Just look at him and look at Lando and tell me you can’t see him playing the man. It really is casting as its finest.
So are you as excited as I am? What do you think Lando’s role will be in the movie? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on the young Han Solo movie and other things in the world of movie news.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story comes out December 16th and will be followed by Star Wars Episode 8 on December 15th, 2017. The young Han Solo movie will hit theaters sometime in 2018.