Glover was then asked to weigh in on recent rumours that he’s being eyed to take on the role of a young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Star Wars spinoff revolving around Han Solo. "Yep. There are rumors. I mean, I grew up on it. My dad was a big fan. I had all the toys when I was little. I had a Darth Vader with the lightsaber he has. It was cool. It’s a dynasty. It’s like the bible. I love that franchise." Whether or not he’ll end up joining that franchise remains to be seen, but he sounds keen!
You know, Star Wars has been around for several years now, and I think, in my opinion, this gives Lando a certain kind of credence that he really deserves. For years there’s been these books about Lando and his adventures. So this is great that we can actually see Lando in some of his adventures.
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Co-writer Lawrence Kasdan shot down rumors that Billy Dee Williams would appear in the next “Star Wars.” But the character Lando Calrissian is far from finished, he said.
Although Glover isn’t known as an action film star, the actor has the look and smooth personality to play a character such as Lando. And while Glover may lean more towards comedies, the actor has what it takes to play more serious roles as well, as seen in “The Martian.”