If you're in charge of making Star Wars movies and you have him under contract, how do you not look to build around it, maybe even offering him the writer credit and his choice of director?
That being said, early reviews of "Solo" have offered praise for what some are describing as a scene-stealing performance by Glover as Lando, who is at various times both friend and foe to space smuggler Han Solo. At the Cannes screening of Solo, ahead of her debut in the film, Newton wore a dress printed with action figures of all the black Star Wars characters.
"Although the end result will not likely find itself occupying an upper berth in the Star Wars movie pantheon, there's enough here to satisfy the fan base and give Disney a very strong turnout (it received its Cannes premiere on Tuesday) when it opens Memorial Day weekend". He instantly stole the spotlight in the film's first trailer, with the help of a mustache, a dashing fur cape, and some expert lighting.
"In a role that demands greatness, he is, in a word, okay", wrote Nick Schager of The Daily Beast, adding that the movie "sacrifices Han Solo's swagger for a bland origin story". His hit series Atlanta just closed its critically acclaimed second season. Everything's coming up Glover. "She wanted to celebrate her role in the iconic history of the franchise!"
Donald Glover is a scene-stealer as the young Lando Calrissian in “Solo A Star Wars Story.” | LUCASFILM
Honestly, it may have been better to START there instead of 'Solo'.
"I grew up on it".
"We think that the next spin-off will be dedicated to Lando Calrissian", read a translation of her comments.