Well, aside from the "being cast in a Star Wars movie" bit, that's out of reach for the vast majority of us. But the rest is a wonderfully endearing anecdote.
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Last year, we got news that Donald Glover was spearheading an animated Deadpool series for Marvel. We've heard nothing about it since, until now — and the latest news leaves the fate of the show itself in uncertainty.
Marvel's Black Panther isn't anywhere near as dense with jokes as Thor: Ragnarok or Ant-Man, but the movie's carefully-placed gags will make you laugh hard. While much of the film's comedy can be attributed to co-writers Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole, Coogler made a point of reaching out to none other than Donald Glover to look over their script and tweak some jokes to make them a little punchier.
Donald Glover as a young Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo movie. It was the casting that made everybody stand up and applaud when it was announced last year. Now that we've seen a trailer for Solo and are hearing Glover talk about playing Cloud City's chief dude, our hunger for a Lando-centric project has only intensified.
In his now-infamous meeting with Billy Dee Williams, Donald Glover threw out a huge number of ideas and thoughts about the character of Lando Calrissian. According to Glover, after he said all that, Williams looked at him and said, "Yeah, I don't know about all that. Just be charming."
Star Wars fans everywhere let out a collective whoop when Disney announced Donald Glover would be playing a younger version of Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo film. His outsize charm and sly wit makes him a seemingly perfect fit for the galaxy's boldest gambler. But if you want to take your excitement about Glover becoming a space hustler to the next level, you need to listen to his recent retro-funk album.
It's good to be Donald Glover. Coming off multiple awards for his show Atlanta, he's about to play Lando in the Han Solo movie and now he's joining another major Disney production. Jon Favreau just cast him as Simba in the live-action version of The Lion King.
Last week the internet was overjoyed to hear that Donald Glover would be in the Han Solo anthology movie as the young Lando Calrissian. But in-between the celebrations, Glover's own mother had one warning for her son and his new Star Wars role: Don't mess it up.