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Streets ahead! Donald Glover will be Lando Calrissian in Han Solo spin-off!

10.21.2016

Huh. So my interest in that stupid-as-shit sounding young Han Solo movie has just piqued exponentially. Apparently Donald Glover (COMMUNITY, ATLANTA) has been cast to play the one...the only...motherf*cking Lando Calrissian. It was just confirmed by the official STAR WARS twitter handle moments ago:

Damn, damn that's good casting. It also helps put the new HAN SOLO film in perspective for me. Don't get me wrong, there's already a lot of talent in front of and behind the camera. Alden Ehrenreich fucking killed it in HAIL, CAESER! (an amazing film, by the way), so I know he's probably going to kill it as Han as well. And it's being directed by none other than Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, who are known for directing great films out of awful premises (LEGO MOVIE, 21 JUMP STREET), but who will always be remembered by me for their awesome CLONE HIGH series. Hell, even Lawrence Kasdan (and his son Jon) have a hand in the script! But, to be honest, I just didn't see what a Han Solo prequel film could offer. I mean, when we meet him in the original trilogy, he's a selfish piece of shit. What kind of arc could you give that character that either isn't overly bleak, or rings utterly false?

However, this new casting - and the promise of a fun space-buddy adventure - has gotten me excited for the first time since I've heard the film announced. It's now rocketed to one of the films I'm looking out for, when before it was something I had already written off.

UNTITLED HAN SOLO STAR WARS SPIN-OFF (man, that's a mouthful) will blast into theaters May 25th, 2018.

So what are your thoughts on the casting? Anyone you would've preferred?

Extra Tidbit: The satellite dish looks different in EPISODE VII than it does in the original trilogy, because during the Death Star attack in RETURN OF THE JEDI, Lando accidentally knocks it off of an overhang while trying to dodge TIE fighters.
Source: Twitter

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1:15AM on 10/25/2016
I have zero interest in this movie. Why do we need a Han Solo origin backstory for. Pure milking.
I have zero interest in this movie. Why do we need a Han Solo origin backstory for. Pure milking.
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11:29AM on 10/23/2016
So Donglover is playing little Richard in Star Wars? Gay.
So Donglover is playing little Richard in Star Wars? Gay.
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1:32AM on 10/23/2016
Donald Glover is my spirit guide, bring it on
Donald Glover is my spirit guide, bring it on
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9:49PM on 10/22/2016
Cool, I'd like to see Glover out there more. Great actor.
Cool, I'd like to see Glover out there more. Great actor.
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5:03PM on 10/22/2016
Nothing against Glover, but I'm just not hip to the idea of this movie. Of course I will watch it, but who is asking for this movie?
Nothing against Glover, but I'm just not hip to the idea of this movie. Of course I will watch it, but who is asking for this movie?
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11:32AM on 10/22/2016
Nobody has that Billy Dee swagger. But Donald Glover is probably the closest we're gonna get, at least in this era. Glover is at least charming, and that's good enough for me. Between this and finally giving Alden Ehrenreich a shot at the big-time, I might just have to watch this.
Nobody has that Billy Dee swagger. But Donald Glover is probably the closest we're gonna get, at least in this era. Glover is at least charming, and that's good enough for me. Between this and finally giving Alden Ehrenreich a shot at the big-time, I might just have to watch this.
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10:40AM on 10/22/2016
good for him...not a spinoff ill watch but im sure itll be fine....now disney dummies we REALLY want an obi wan triology with Ewan Mcgregor please....
good for him...not a spinoff ill watch but im sure itll be fine....now disney dummies we REALLY want an obi wan triology with Ewan Mcgregor please....
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2:44AM on 10/22/2016
The moment I thought this was great casting was hearing him as Marshall Lee in Adventure Time. The guy can play suave, almost effortlessly. If the movie, is about Han and Lando's conning and scheming each other adventures that would be an interesting ride.
The moment I thought this was great casting was hearing him as Marshall Lee in Adventure Time. The guy can play suave, almost effortlessly. If the movie, is about Han and Lando's conning and scheming each other adventures that would be an interesting ride.
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10:29PM on 10/21/2016

Cool Cool COol

but please can we stop miking the OT and star to make new and interesting characters.
but please can we stop miking the OT and star to make new and interesting characters.
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8:45PM on 10/21/2016
Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high...
Take a look...
It's in a book...
"I told Pierce I wanted a PICTURE of Levar Burton! I never wanted to MEET HIM! You can't DISAPPOINT A PICTURE!!"

Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high...
Take a look...
It's in a book...
"I told Pierce I wanted a PICTURE of Levar Burton! I never wanted to MEET HIM! You can't DISAPPOINT A PICTURE!!"

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8:13PM on 10/21/2016
At least it's not Michael B Jordan.

But I think this film is a waste of time for everyone involved considering that we don't need to know more about Han Solo's backstory at this point and how there's other Star Wars characters who deserve this more.
At least it's not Michael B Jordan.

But I think this film is a waste of time for everyone involved considering that we don't need to know more about Han Solo's backstory at this point and how there's other Star Wars characters who deserve this more.
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8:12PM on 10/21/2016
I don't really have a problem with these actors, but I still cannot picture other actors in these iconic roles. In my mind, it just seems like an SNL spoof, accurate imitations, but not the real thing. I'm not really excited about this movie.
Also, why isn't Lando returning for Episode 8? They better bring him back for 9 at least.
I don't really have a problem with these actors, but I still cannot picture other actors in these iconic roles. In my mind, it just seems like an SNL spoof, accurate imitations, but not the real thing. I'm not really excited about this movie.
Also, why isn't Lando returning for Episode 8? They better bring him back for 9 at least.
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7:50PM on 10/21/2016
still worried glover wont be able to deliver the swavee classy charm that billy de williams could easily achieve but id like to see this story and I hope we get to see an obiwan movie but cut it after that,we already have rebels,rogue one its time to fill in the gap between eps 6 and 7 its been over 30 years and why not it would be a waste not to double tap these actors and give the fans what they wanna see.to quote mark hamil we stopped right when luke became a jedi that's like stopping bond
still worried glover wont be able to deliver the swavee classy charm that billy de williams could easily achieve but id like to see this story and I hope we get to see an obiwan movie but cut it after that,we already have rebels,rogue one its time to fill in the gap between eps 6 and 7 its been over 30 years and why not it would be a waste not to double tap these actors and give the fans what they wanna see.to quote mark hamil we stopped right when luke became a jedi that's like stopping bond when he gets the liscence to kill and I personally would love to see that story about the rise of the new jedi order and its failure
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7:06PM on 10/21/2016
Way way back in the 1980s, secret government employees, dug up famous guys and ladies, and made amusing genetic copies...
Way way back in the 1980s, secret government employees, dug up famous guys and ladies, and made amusing genetic copies...
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6:42PM on 10/21/2016
Not really behind this one. For me, I just don't think he gives off the right kind of charismatic swagger that exemplifies Lando. DG is absolutely charismatic and engaging, but in a completely different way. Also, physically, he doesn't match up: Lando (due to Billy Dee) is a bigger man (height and weight), whereas everything I've seen DG in, he is unmistakably smaller. I know it's a movie and they can do all sorts of tricks, but that type of size difference extends to how people carry
Not really behind this one. For me, I just don't think he gives off the right kind of charismatic swagger that exemplifies Lando. DG is absolutely charismatic and engaging, but in a completely different way. Also, physically, he doesn't match up: Lando (due to Billy Dee) is a bigger man (height and weight), whereas everything I've seen DG in, he is unmistakably smaller. I know it's a movie and they can do all sorts of tricks, but that type of size difference extends to how people carry themselves, etc. Anyways, am hoping to be proved wrong, and I'll see this regardless, so I'm neutral on it!
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6:32PM on 10/21/2016

Gambino

This is awesome. Childish Gambino ftw.
This is awesome. Childish Gambino ftw.
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6:14PM on 10/21/2016
Bout goddamn time they named him...!
Bout goddamn time they named him...!
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6:05PM on 10/21/2016

Awesome!

He's great!
He's great!
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