Donald Glover is a man who can do it all: acting, writing, directing, stand-up comedy, DJing, singing, rapping, performing. The jack-of-all-trades has made an impressive career for himself, and the opportunities keep coming and his career keeps ramping up.
Aside from recently releasing his third album under the stage name Childish Gambino, Glover starred in the hit FX show #Atlanta, which he also created. The project garnered rave reviews and led to a series order for another one of his projects, a Deadpool animated series for FXX, coming in the near future. Glover certainly has a tight schedule considering the major franchises he has been cast in with these anticipated new movie releases.
List Of New & Upcoming Donald Glover Films
1. Spider-Man: Homecoming
Release Date: July 7, 2017
Cast: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr.
Director: Jon Watt
Role: Before Tom Holland was cast as Peter Parker, Donald Glover's name was being circulated among fans who wanted him to portray the Miles Morales version of Spider-Man. (Glover voiced Morales in an animated series.) Glover would go on to be cast in the film in another role, but the details of his character are still a mystery. He finally made his first appearance in the most recent trailer, telling Peter, "You gotta get better at this part of the job."
2. Untitled Han Solo Anthology Film
Release Date: May 25, 2018
Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo
Director: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Role: In the second installment of the #StarWars anthology series, we will see Han Solo and Chewbacca's adventures before the events of A New Hope. Along the way they meet a young Lando Calrissian, played by Glover, which will add to Lando's backstory before we met him as an administrator for Cloud City in The Empire Strikes Back. Billy Dee Williams, who originally portrayed Lando, is beloved by Star Wars fans so Glover sure has some big shoes to fill.
3. The Lion King
Release Date: July 19, 2019
Cast: Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen
Director: Jon Favreau
Role: After the success of the live-action (and CGI) remake of The Jungle Book, Favreau will be adapting another Disney classic, #TheLionKing. It was announced a few months ago that Glover will voice Simba while Jones will reprise his role from the original as the voice of Mufasa. The casting news is still filtering in, so expect a few more big names to be added.
There is no doubt that the list of Donald Glover's upcoming releases will continue to grow. The next few Glover flicks are sure to be blockbuster hits — you can bet on that!