Donald Glover cast as Lando Calrissian in Han Solo film
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.
Donald is better known in music circles by his performing name, Childish Gambino, and also shot to stardom in NBC's Community. He also wrote and stars in the FX series Atlanta.
Fans have been celebrating the news of his addition:
The untitled Star Wars Han Solo film is set for release in 2018.