Ron Howard’s latest photo appears to reveal Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian!
Has Ron Howard given us our first look at Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian? The answer is a definite maybe and you can judge for yourself from the director’s Instagram post below. While the shot is a bit too blurry to be sure, it certainly looks to be Donald Glover in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon. Time will tell if that yellow jacket is a first glimpse of Lando’s costume in the film.
Following the departure of directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Howard has stepped into to complete filming of the upcoming Star Wars Story. The untitled Han Solo film is set to feature Hail, Caesar‘s Alden Ehrenreich as Han, and The Force Awakens‘ Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. Woody Harrelson is attached to play Han’s mentor, a man by the name of Beckett, while Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke, Westworld‘s Thandie Newton, The Wire‘s Michael K. Williams and Fleabag‘s Phoebe Waller-Bridge are set for undisclosed roles.
It was previously revealed that the film will focus on how young Han became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley. It has since been confirmed that the film will span a seven-year stretch, covering Han’s life from 18 to 24, showcasing how Han came into possession of the Millennium Falcon and how he first met Chewbacca.
The Han Solo movie story arrives from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan. It is executive produced by Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin and co-produced by Will Allegra. It will open in theaters on May 25, 2018.
What do you make of this potential Lando image? Is this our first look at what cosplayers will be sporting at Comic-Con next year? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!