Han Solo and Chewbacca won’t be the only familiar faces when the “Young Han Solo” Star Wars spinoff hits theaters. After a lengthy casting search to find their leading man, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller finally settled on Alden Ehrenreich but it appears that Han isn’t the only iconic character who’ll be popping up in the film.
Per The Wrap, casting is underway for a young Lando Calrissian. The character was first played by Billy Dee Williams in The Empire Strikes Back, surfacing as a character from Han Solo’s past who offers Han and his new buddies refuge, only to double cross them for Darth Vader. Calrissian eventually redeemed himself fought alongside the good guys in Return of the Jedi.
The story and script for this Han Solo picture originated with screnwriters Lawrence Kasdan (The Force Awakens) and his son, Jon Kasdan, but at Star Wars Celebration this summer, Lord and Miller said they’re still fine-tuning the script at this juncture so the specifics of the story may still be evolving.
According to BMD, sources are saying that the first choice on the list would be Donald Glover, the comedian from Community who recently scored supporting roles in The Martian and the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming.
The untitled Han Solo film opens in theaters on May 25, 2018.
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