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STAR WARS: Donald Glover Gets Candid About Playing Lando Calrissian

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Donald Glover Discusses Portraying Lando Calrissian In Star Wars Han Solo Spin-Off

The Martian actor Donald Glover opened up about what it’s like to get to play Lando Calrissian in the planned Han Solo film.

The role is the latest in what appears to be a major transition in the actor and comedian’s career. After attaining stardom for his role as Troy on the wildly popular Dan Harmon sitcom Community, Glover has since waded onto bigger projects such as the aforementioned Martian from Academy Award-nominated director Ridley Scott. In addition, he has widened his artistic palette to include superhero films, as evidenced by his involvement with the soon-to-be-released Spider-Man: Homecoming.

With Glover now set to take the reins of a character as beloved as Lando from Billy Dee Williams, the star is preparing for what might very well be the role of a lifetime. Speaking about his commitment to the character, Glover shared that he is longer able to eat anything “enjoyable” because he wants to stay in shape, noting that Lando is “a big deal” to him and he wants to make sure that he gets him just right. Regardless of the sacrifices he is undertaking for the franchise, Glover remains optimistic about his experience in the Star Wars universe and believes that “it’s going to be fun”.

The project, which is not slated to come out until 2019, is expected to start shooting this year according to Superherohype:

Meanwhile, MakingStarWars is reporting that the Han Solo movie will shoot partly in Spain’s Fuerteventura, part of the Canary Islands, which has the rugged, hilly western landscape they’re going for. Italy may also reportedly play host to the film, which is expected to begin shooting around February.

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