With the success of Rogue One, everyone is already looking forward to the next anthology film, the Untitled Han Solo film. While we all know that actor Alden Ehrenreich will be filling in Harrison Ford’s big shoes, all eyes are on Donald Glover, who will be replacing Billy Dee Williams as Han’s “old buddy” Lando Calrissian. Glover, who is Hollywood’s “it man” right now, fresh off his show Atlanta as well as his rap career as Childish Gambino also surging, everyone’s excited about the next Star Wars movie. Recently both Billy Dee and Donald Glover met over lunch for the first time for a nice chat. Williams recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about his meeting with Glover and his thoughts on him.
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“He’s a very delightful young man, I must say. We had a very nice lunch and we talked for a very long time and it was very easy. He had questions about [Lando]. I guess he was doing what normal actors do, they just want to find out what direction they want to take so they gather their information. So, we just sat and talked, and I didn’t want to impose on anything he wanted to do — he’s got his own ideas, I would imagine. I know he has his own ideas. He’s a very talented young man. In fact, I was listening to some of his music [Childish Gambino, Glover’s musical alter-ego] and it’s pretty good stuff.”
When asked if Glover will be able to capture Billy Dee’s “coolness” (after all, he is Mr. Colt 45), Williams also had a few comments.
“Well, nobody’s as cool as me. That’s a tough way to go. No, I’m only joking. Donald is eclectic, I think that’s really important particularly for the character of Lando. He is particularly eclectic in the way he approaches his art. When I talked to him I really got the sense of him being a worldly person.”
It sounds like he’s got Williams’ seal of approval. Do you think Glover will do him proud?