Now that Han Solo's Star Wars spin-off has found the perfect dude to play a young version of its titular smuggler, the hunt is on for an equally perfect dude to play a young Lando Calrissian. Billy Dee Williams had the honor of playing the best-dressed man in Cloud City in the original trilogy and, for obvious reasons, won't be returning to the throne for the Han Solo spin-off. But according to Birth Movies Death, the filmmakers aren't sweating it and already have a young Lando in mind: Donald Glover.
BMD's report claims Glover is the "first choice" for the role, adding that he's who directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller want for the character above all others. Though there's currently no deal on the table, this would be quite the catch for the untitled Han Solo movie and would provide yet another interesting chapter to Glover's multifaceted career.
Alden Ehrenreich, who you might recall was funny AF in the Coen Brothers' Hail Caesar! earlier this year, was officially announced as the young Han Solo at Star Wars Celebration last month. "When it first came along I knew everybody would be going out for it," Ehrenreich said of scoring the role, Deadline reported. "I read the sides and loved them and thought, 'Who knows, but let me give it a shot.'"
If rumors of Donald Glover as a young Lando are true, joining the Star Wars universe will make the Atlanta star and creator a very busy dude in the years ahead. In addition to unveiling his long-awaited FX series this September, Glover recently signed on for a mystery role in Spider-Man: Homecoming and is currently prepping to unveil new Childish Gambino music later this year.