*Donald Glover is going from “Atlanta” to a galaxy far, far away.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor will play Lando Calrissian in the upcoming young Han Solo “Star Wars” spinoff, Starwars.com announced Friday.
Billy Dee Williams first inhabited the role of Calrissian, who made his appearance as the head of Cloud City, a floating metropolis above the planet Bespin, in “The Empire Strikes Back.” He has a competitive and strained friendship with Solo, having lost the starship Millennium Falcon to the smuggler and future Rebel commander in a card game.
The untitled Han Solo spinoff from Disney and Lucasfilm is due in 2018 from directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
Glover is currently receiving critical acclaim for his TV series “Atlanta,” airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on FX.