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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII (8)’ Cast: Will Donald Glover Hit It Big in the Major Franchise?

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From being singled out to play the scoundrel on the rise Lando Calrission in the 2018 standalone Han Solo film, Donald Glover just may join the stellar cast of Star Wars: Episode VIII (8).

The Magic Mike XXL and The Martian actor was recently tapped to play the young Calrissian for his noteworthy acting skill. The news was tweeted in the official home of Star Wars in social media. Glover is expected to play more than a supporting role to 26-year-old Alden Ehrenreich, Harrison Ford’s successor in the Star Wars flick.

It is certainly not a remote possibility for Glover to get a follow-through in Star Wars: Episode VIII (8). His character may appear as the grieving buddy of Han Solo at the latter’s funeral. Calrissian may also take over the driver’s seat again of the Millennium Falcon.

Calrissian is the character who sets Leia, C-3PO and Chewbacca, C-3PO and Princess Leia free in The Empire Strikes Back. The character was played by Billy Dee Williams. Glover is touted to offer something more to audiences with his portrayal of Calrissian.

Glover has come full circle as an actor. His diverse talents have not escaped the attention of Hollywood directors and screenwriters. When he was just 21, he became a writer for the Emmy Award-winning television series 30 Rock with some help from Tina Fey. Glover is better known to music buffs as mcDJ and Childish Gambino. He also lent his voice to the animated incarnation of Spider-Man in Ultimate Spiderman.

The still-untitled Han Solo anthology film, as announced by Lucasfilm announced, will include the story on how young Solo became the thief, smuggler, and scoundrel who crosses paths with Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi in a cantina.

While Star Wars: Episode VIII (8) may still seem far, far away, new cast additions have piqued the curiosity of sci-fi movie fanatics. Along with Doctor Strange, to be portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch and Wong, who will be played by Benedict Wong, a Star Wars “veteran” Warwick Davis will return for some impactful story moments.  Donald Glover will be in good company since they all add up to a formidable cast. Star Wars: Episode VIII arrives in cinemas on December 15, 2017.

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