Donald Glover on His Excitement for the Role of Lando in 'Han Solo'
Speaking with USA Today following his Golden Globe win, Donald Glover discussed playing the iconic Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo movie, which is due out next year (though with whispers of a delay to December of 2018).
“Not getting to eat anything enjoyable for the rest of my life,” Glover said of his preparations. “Lando’s a big deal to me. It was literally the first toy I ever got. When you have something that’s kind of iconic … where people pay attention to it, it’s hard because you want to live up to the expectation. But all you can do is live up to your own.
"And Star Wars is really high. I really just want to have fun. The directors: (Christopher Miller and Phil Lord), they’re amazing. I love the guy who is playing Han (Alden Ehrenreich). It’s going to be a good time. It’s going to be fun. I’m getting ready to just have fun with those guys.”
Lawrence and Jon Kasdan penned the script for the film, which will focus on Han Solo's development as a smuggler, thief, and scoundrel. It's been confirmed that Chewbacca will feature, and we'll possibly see how that friendship formed. It's slated, at this stage, for May 25, 2018.