After months of looking for just the right person to person who could play opposite Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo, Disney and Lucasfilm have announced they have found their Lando Calrissian! Meet the newest member of the ‘Star Wars’ franchise:
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 21, 2016
According to the press release:
“… this new film depicts Lando in his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy’s underworld — years before the events involving Han, Leia, and Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back and his rise to Rebel hero in Return of the Jedi.”
While Disney CEO Bob Iger has described the film as “an origin story about Han Solo and Chewie,” we may finally get to see how Han managed to finagle the Millennium Falcon from his buddy.
Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller who has been tasked to bring this story to life says of the casting:
“We’re so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us. These are big shoes to fill, and an even bigger cape, and this one fits him perfectly, which will save us money on alterations. Also, we’d like to publicly apologize to Donald for ruining Comic-Con for him forever.”
More to come….