With casting currently in motion for the Star Wars: Han Solo prequel, we thought it would be cool to make a list of the 5 actors we think would be a great, young Lando Calrissian.
5.) Taj Mowry
I know what you’re thinking, “isn’t that the kid from Smart Guy?”. You would be correct but he is all grown up now and has the look of a young Lando Calrissian. As Tucker Dobbs in the ABC Family series Baby Daddy, He portrays a more mature character and may have what it takes to play the Baron Administrator of Cloud City.
4.) Tyler James Williams
This up and coming actor is best known for his role as a young Chris Rock in Everybody Hates Chris and more recently for his portrayal as Noah in The Walking Dead. With comedy and drama under his belt it might be time for Williams to jump into a sci-fi/fantasy film.
3.) Aldis Hodge
You may remember him as Alec Hardison, the hacker on TNT’s series Leverage. Hodge can most recently be seen playing former N.W.A member, MC Ren in Straight Outta Compton. He also has a role in the upcoming sequel, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.
2.) Michael B. Jordan
MBJ could have easily been our number 1 pick because he has shown numerous times how great of an actor he is becoming. With his wrenching portrayal as Oscar Grant in Fuitvale Station or even more recently as the son of Apollo Creed in 2015’s hit Creed, this rising star has proved he can take on pretty much any role. Personally I think he would be a great Lando but his ridiculously busy schedule prevents him from even being considered in the runnings.
1.) Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino
This multi-talented performer seems to have done it all and is building up a full head of steam in the acting world. Right now Glover seems to be at the top of the list of actors in contention for this role and deservedly so. He fits the image and has good comedic timing, as exhibited in NBC’s cult hit sitcom, Community. Glover also has two Grammy nominations and was a writer for NBC’s hit series 30 Rock, starring Tina Fey. That has nothing to do with him possibly playing Lando….I just think it’s pretty cool that he has accomplished that much already in his still young career.
No one has been selected for the role as of yet and it really is anyone’s to take so it will be interesting to see which actor is selected for the part. Comment below and let us know what you think of our list and who you think should play Lando.