(From CNN) Donald Glover is joining the “Star Wars” universe.
The acclaimed actor and Grammy-nominated artist, has been cast as young Lando Calrissian in the still-untitled Han Solo standalone film, set for release in 2018.
The movie, from directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, will show Lando “in his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy’s underworld.”
Lando was played by Billy Dee Williams in “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi.”
Glover joins Alden Ehrenreich, who was cast as Han Solo in July.