Posted by Kristin Lai @kristin
MP Staff Writer, cinephile and resident Slytherclaw // UCLA Alumna // Follow me on Twitter: kristin_lai
Kristin Lai

Excitement levels for the untitled 2018 Han Solo Star Wars movie have officially been kicked up to lightspeed! Today Disney and Lucasfilm confirmed that Donald Glover will be stepping into Billy Dee Williams' blue cape after being cast as a young Lando Calrissian in the film.

Star Wars / Lucastfilm
Star Wars / Lucastfilm

The announcement was made via the official Star Wars twitter page along with a picture of the handsome 33-year-old Atlanta actor.

Fans have long speculated Glover's about involvement in the Star Wars franchise after rumors swirled of his name taking the top spot on the shortlist. But it's nice to finally know with absolute certainty that he'll be piloting the Millennium Falcon — before he loses it to Han in a game of sabacc, that is.

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Alden Ehrenreich
Alden Ehrenreich

Glover will be starring alongside Alden Ehrenreich, who was cast as Han Solo in July. The project will be penned by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan and directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord.

There is currently no release date for the untitled Han Solo anthology film, but it will reach theaters sometime in 2018.

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[Source: Twitter]