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Donald Glover Will Play Lando Calrissian in Han Solo Star Wars Story

STOP THE PRESSES.

Do you hear that high-pitched noise far off in the distance? That’s all of us on The Mary Sue staff screaming in utter excitement.

Lucasfilm just announced via the Star Wars official website that Donald Glover will be playing Lando Calrissian in the forthcoming Han Solo Star Wars Story movie. He’ll be joining Alden Ehrenreich, who was announced as taking on the smuggler role earlier this year. The search continues as well for a woman of color to take on the female lead role in the movie, which we’re guessing will be Sana Starros (total speculation, of course).

We wrote about Glover’s knowledge of the rumors surrounding his casting, to which he gave a somewhat coy response. All he could say was that the rumors did indeed exist (uh-huh), and now we know that they’ve been proven to be true.

In all honesty, Glover is going to make a fantastic Lando. He’s got great depth when it comes to his acting ability, and more than that, his geek cred certainly stands out. If anybody’s got the most extra insight into this role, it’s got to be Glover.

Anyway, here’s what happened in our Slack when we found out the news:

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*ahem* Yeah we’re excited.

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Jessica Lachenal is a writer who doesn’t talk about herself a lot, so she isn’t quite sure how biographical info panels should work. But here we go anyway. She's the Weekend Editor for The Mary Sue, a Contributing Writer for The Bold Italic (thebolditalic.com), and a Staff Writer for Spinning Platters (spinningplatters.com). She's also been featured in Model View Culture and Frontiers LA magazine, and on Autostraddle. She hopes this has been as awkward for you as it has been for her.