Published On: Thu, Sep 15th, 2016

Donald Glover talks ‘Han Solo’ rumors, compares ‘Star Wars’ to Bible, ‘wife’ casting rumors continue

The Star Wars universe is exploding right now, adding several spin-off films, beginning with Rogue One this December and a Han Solo film next year. One of the lingering rumors is Donald Glover joining the film as a young version of Lando Calrissian, a character confirmed to be in the film.

Speaking about the rumors with Time Magazine, Glover says that “Yep. There are rumors. I mean, I grew up on [Star Wars]. My dad was a big fan. I had all the toys when I was little. I had a Darth Vader with the lightsaber he has. It was cool. It’s a dynasty. It’s like the bible. I love that franchise.”

Young Han Solo film is coming photo/ concept art

Young Han Solo film is coming photo/ concept art

Yes, the Bible.

Alden Ehrenreich will be playing the younger version of Harrison Ford’s Han Solo and Glover has an impressive resume to land the role, playing Rich Purnell in Ridley Scott’s The Martian, Troy on Community and voicing Marshall on Adventure Time.

There other rumors about the new film, even that Han Solo has a wife, well….sort of.

GQ summarized it well, “The rumor came via Twitter, where Mashable film reporter Jeff Sneider stated that there were four young women in the running for a female lead role in the movie, and none of them were white. Taken at face value, the rumor really doesn’t indicate much, except for Lucasfilm and Disney’s continued commitment to making the future of Star Wars a diverse one. But if you’ve been paying attention to all things Star Wars over the past year, there’s a very clear implication for a woman of color taking a lead role in a Han Solo movie: They’re casting Han’s wife.”

“Back to the summer of 2015, in issue #6 of Marvel’s ongoing Star Wars comic book series, Han and Leia are on the run from Imperials when they get cornered by a woman named Sana Solo, who says she’s Han’s wife. And it’s kind of true. Over the following issues, it’s gradually revealed that her name is actually Sana Starros, and that the two of them got married as part of a long con with the end goal of ripping off a third party, only to have their partnership fall apart due to mistrust.”

Filming will begin in January as Han Solo arrives in theaters on May 25, 2018.



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