Donald Glover Enters 'Star Wars' Universe as Lando Calrissian in Han Solo Film - NBC Bay Area

Donald Glover Enters 'Star Wars' Universe as Lando Calrissian in Han Solo Film

Alden Ehrenreich has already been cast as the title character

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    Donald Glover speaks onstage at the "Atlanta" New York Screening at The Paley Center for Media on August 23, 2016, in New York City.

    Donald Glover is joining the "Star Wars" universe.

    Disney announced Friday that the writer, actor and rapper will play Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo "Star Wars" film.

    Alden Ehrenreich was previously cast as the title character.

    Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller say the new film will explore Lando in his formative years, before the events depicted in "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi."

    The untitled film is set for release in 2018.