Star Wars has a permanent place in pop-culture. The epic sci-fi movement makes waves whenever anyone even mentions its name. Star Wars Twitter announced yesterday that Donald Glover will be joining the Star Wars cast. He is slated to play Lando Calrissian in an upcoming, untitled Star Wars flick releasing in 2018.
Even though the movie has no title, we know that the focus is going to be the life of a young Han Solo. This movie takes place quite some time before a lot of the older movie events. This makes it easy to watch the older releases and catch up to the story. Since Glover is playing such an important role, new Star Wars fans will be jumping on board. Originally, Lando Calrissian was played by Billy Dee Williams. Using Donald Glover as Lando is a great way to bring the younger generation into the Star Wars madness. Smart move, Lucasfilm. Check here for the full release announcement and follow Star Wars on Twitter for updates.