Praise Billy Dee Williams, Lando will be in the Han Solo movie.
In a report by The Wrap, it was revealed that the Han Solo spinoff movie is casting for a young Lando Calrissian. The smooth-talking smuggler and gambling aficionado has been aptly codenamed “Chance” by the production team, most likely referencing his affinity for dice and cards.
There has yet to be any information on who exactly the team behind the movie has in mind, but some rumors have been saying that Donald Glover is at the top of their list.
Donald Glover is a hilarious actor, but could he really pull of the suavity and charm of Lando as portrayed by Billy Dee Williams? Or perhaps Lando hasn’t always been so polished, and the movie will take that angle.
The film is definitely on its way as it has been announced that Alden Ehrenreich has been cast as the hero of the film, Han Solo.
There is potential here for something great, but obviously whenever you play with something so beloved like this, there is intense risk of screwing it up (see: The Prequels).