Earlier this afternoon, we received the excellent news that Donald Glover had officially been cast as the space cape wearing smooth talker, Lando Calrissian, in the Han Solo film coming in 2018. While the rumors had been flying for months now, it was great to see Childish Gambino getting his first shot at a blockbuster. He may not have been Spider-Man, but playing the coolest guy in the galaxy is certainly a step towards the superstardom that Glover deserves.
While some casting decisions are met with apathy or outright derision, Glover’s addition to the Star Wars universe seems to be met with near universal acclaim. Glover has proven himself to be a talented actor, rapper, writer, and comedian, so this next step into the science fiction world is a leap towards total entertainment world domination. If Twitter is to be believed, they are more than willing to accept their new geek overlord.
Honestly, between the creative leadership of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and the excellent casting of Hail Caesar! standout Alden Ehrenreich as young Han Solo, there is certainly reason to be cautiously optimistic. The Force Awakens proved that we could be entering an era where Star Wars movies are awesome again, so let’s hope that that momentum keeps up with Rogue One and beyond