Donald Glover has now entered the Star Wars universe thanks to his role as young Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story. That means his opinions on certain characters from the franchise is more important now, right? Probably not, but he’s a hot topic, Star Wars is back on the brain, and it seems the perfect time to see what he thinks of his fellow Lucasfilm creations.
In a recent chat with Noisey, Glover answered some rapid-fire questions about Star Wars, music, and life. There’s plenty of hip-hop to go around, including why he loves Migos, his choice between Biggie, Tupac, and Jay-Z, and why Damn is superior to To Pimp A Butterfly, but the attention for us nerds goes to Star Wars. We need this information to debate it on message boards and in-game chats, especially when it involves a divisive character like Kylo Ren — or Kai Lo Ren according to Noisey. Glover doesn’t even mention Vader while giving some props to Darth Maul and praising Ren:
Darth Maul is a good fighter, and I like the double lightsaber, but Kylo Ren’s really funny. I just think he has an interesting sense of humor, he’s intense, I get his story. So I kind of have to go with Kylo Ren.
“She has a way better take on life…kind of a revolutionary and she’s self-made, which I feel like is a very millennial trait. She’s like the Joan of Arc or the Tupac of robots.”
You can check out the full clip below and see his take on some other topics, including Yoda and Justin Bieber. As with most things Glover-related, it is entertaining.