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Young Han Solo film looking to cast a young Lando Calrissian

08.11.2016

Lando Calrissian Han Solo Star Wars

When Alden Ehrenreich steps into the shoes of the galaxy's most lovable smuggler for the upcoming STAR WARS spin-off centering around a young Han Solo, he'll be bringing an old friend with him. The Wrap reports that Phil Lord and Chris Miller are currently looking for an actor to fill the role of a young Lando Calrissian.

Played by Billy Dee Williams in both THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and RETURN OF THE JEDI, Lando Calrissian was an old pal of Han Solo's who was forced to betray him to the Empire. Thankfully Lando was later able to assist in Han Solo's rescue and also helped the Rebel's to destroy the second Death Star. Although we never got much information about Lando and Han's previous relationship in the films, beyond Han Solo claiming that he won the Millenium Falcon off of Calrission "fair and square," there was the sense that the pair had gotten up to plenty of adventures in their youth. The UNTITLED HAN SOLO STAR WARS SPIN-OFF is set for a May 25, 2018 release.

Who do you think would be the best choice to play Lando Calrissian?

Source: The Wrap

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3:54AM on 08/12/2016
I like the idea of Donald Glover playing Lando, but I haven't seen too much of him as an actor except a few really fun episodes of Community. He's got a new series on FX coming out this September, so if that turns out good I think I'd be sold if they cast him. I think he could mesh with Lord and Miller really well.
I like the idea of Donald Glover playing Lando, but I haven't seen too much of him as an actor except a few really fun episodes of Community. He's got a new series on FX coming out this September, so if that turns out good I think I'd be sold if they cast him. I think he could mesh with Lord and Miller really well.
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3:57AM on 08/12/2016
Then again, he's got a pretty successful rap career and this FX project seems to be a passion project of his, so who knows if he'd really want to jump onto the Disney bandwagon for multiple films when he's already got a lot of creative outlets available to him that he has so much control over.
Then again, he's got a pretty successful rap career and this FX project seems to be a passion project of his, so who knows if he'd really want to jump onto the Disney bandwagon for multiple films when he's already got a lot of creative outlets available to him that he has so much control over.
10:02AM on 08/12/2016
Well, he's been in a few movies here and there after Community and in addition to his rap career. And as of right now, the HAN SOLO movie is only one movie. If the guy can take a break to film a supporting role in THE MARTIAN, then I'm sure he could find the time to play Lando Calrissian in one Star Wars movie.
Well, he's been in a few movies here and there after Community and in addition to his rap career. And as of right now, the HAN SOLO movie is only one movie. If the guy can take a break to film a supporting role in THE MARTIAN, then I'm sure he could find the time to play Lando Calrissian in one Star Wars movie.
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12:13AM on 08/12/2016
Donald Glover
Donald Glover
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10:33PM on 08/11/2016

If this must happen...

Donald Glover please
Donald Glover please
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9:50PM on 08/11/2016
I wonder which other classic characters will be in this movie. Chewie is a given. Jabba and Boba Fett seem likely, same with Greedo.
I wonder which other classic characters will be in this movie. Chewie is a given. Jabba and Boba Fett seem likely, same with Greedo.
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7:09PM on 08/11/2016
Here comes Michael B Jordan to ruin another film/franchise.
Here comes Michael B Jordan to ruin another film/franchise.
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3:01AM on 08/12/2016
Fruitvale Station, Creed, and Chronicle were all bad movies, then? I get that Fantastic 4 wasn't great, but MBJ was not the problem.
Fruitvale Station, Creed, and Chronicle were all bad movies, then? I get that Fantastic 4 wasn't great, but MBJ was not the problem.
10:15AM on 08/12/2016
What film franchise did he ruin? He could not have ruined Fantastic Four since that franchise already shit the bed well before the 2015 movie was made. And he certainly isn't what made the movie so shit.
What film franchise did he ruin? He could not have ruined Fantastic Four since that franchise already shit the bed well before the 2015 movie was made. And he certainly isn't what made the movie so shit.
7:07PM on 08/11/2016
Is Michael B. Jordan the obvious choice?
Is Michael B. Jordan the obvious choice?
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7:09PM on 08/11/2016
Hopefully not.
Hopefully not.
2:59AM on 08/12/2016
Yeah, he is. I love him as an actor, but I don't want him to get oversaturated, so keep him away.
Yeah, he is. I love him as an actor, but I don't want him to get oversaturated, so keep him away.
6:50PM on 08/11/2016
Just cast Billy Dee and say he's supposed to be younger, despite looking 30 years older. Fuck it.

Seriously though, is he gonna be in Episode VIII or not?
Just cast Billy Dee and say he's supposed to be younger, despite looking 30 years older. Fuck it.

Seriously though, is he gonna be in Episode VIII or not?
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8:21PM on 08/11/2016
dont expect disney to do the smart thing for the fans.....disney couldnt manage a birthday party at mcdonalds.
dont expect disney to do the smart thing for the fans.....disney couldnt manage a birthday party at mcdonalds.
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