Donald Glover Still Hasn’t Read the “Han Solo” Script

In an interview with SciFi Now magazine (via TV3), the young actor, who is set to play Lando Calrissian in the second Star Wars anthology film centered on a young Han Solo, shared his huge respect towards Billy Dee Williams and also revealed that he has yet to see the movie’s script, written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan.



Recently Woody Harrelson, one of the newly announced stars from the “Han Solo” film, revealed that he will start filming in March (the principal photography has already begun). That is only a month away and Donald Glover revealed as expected that the script for the movie is shrouded in secrecy and he still hasn’t seen it.


Donald is preparing for the role by cutting down on fast food and hiking to get into shape. Other than that, there’s not much else he can do, as he has yet to see the script for the film, which is shrouded in secrecy.

“It’s like an owl flies through your window and gives you a script; that’s how quiet and confidential it is,” he joked.



The talented actor also showed his great respect to Billy Dee Williams, who played Lando in the original Star Wars trilogy.


“I think the point of all of this is just to make people believe you, so I just keep thinking about that. I’m not Billy Dee Williams; I am not that cool. I don’t think anyone is really, but I just had to make it believable. I had to do my own ‘cool’.

I called my mum and my dad when I heard I’d won the role, and she said to me, ‘Don’t mess this up. This is Billy Dee Williams, and he is really cool.’ I take it very seriously.”



A few weeks ago, in another interview, shared by TheWashingtonPost, Glover spoke highly of Billy Dee Williams once again, seemingly winning the appreciation of the actor, who retweeted Glover’s message on his Twitter account:



“Lando’s a big deal. It’s interesting, when you have something iconic in a range when people pay attention to it, it’s hard. You want to live up to the expectation, but you can only live up to your own.” The actor added that he thinks directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord are “amazing” and that he’s thrilled with co-star Alden Ehrenreich, who plays young Han.



Han Solo: A Star Wars Story is set for release on May 25, 2018.



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28 thoughts on “Donald Glover Still Hasn’t Read the “Han Solo” Script

  • January 30, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    I’m now interested in what this secrecy indicates, I mean: are they keeping the plot secrecy so thick that not even actors know the script because it’s that good or bad? Or simply trying to keep the plot under wraps after the huge spoilers TFA suffered of? I guess it’s the second one. Still hoping for set photo leaks. Plenty of them.

    • January 30, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      I’m still surprised no mention of Billy Dee for Ep. VIII or IX?

      • January 30, 2017 at 8:22 pm

        Would make sense for him to have an appearance in VIII, showing up after getting word about Han. That said, Disney might be worried about too many similarities between V and VIII after TFA.

      • January 30, 2017 at 10:11 pm

        What I thought the other day is: now that Carrie is dead, and they confirmed they’re not going to do her in cgi, they are almost forced to call billy back

        • February 1, 2017 at 6:28 pm

          I’m not sure what one thing has to do with another. Williams would look awful dressed as Leia.

          • February 1, 2017 at 9:34 pm

            I guess that’s being sarcastic.

          • February 1, 2017 at 9:45 pm

            Well, the Lando as Leia thing, of course. But as far as Lucasfilm being “almost forced” to bring in Williams after Fisher’s death…well…I’m not seeing it.

          • February 1, 2017 at 11:20 pm

            I mean, if they want some nostalgia in the new films, next to the fact that many of us are begging for Lando to come back in the sequel trilogy. Now that Han’s out and Carrie is dead, they’ll have only one OT memeber of the trio, Luke. Lando was practically part of the gang after ESB in the imaginary of most fans.

    • February 1, 2017 at 6:27 pm

      If the script was considered bad by the folks making this movie, they would rewrite it. This isn’t anything other than the drive to keep the story a secret until Lucasfilm decides to start dropping what nuggets they see fit. That’s all. From what I can understand, it’s pretty standard procedure these days. Unless you have a major role in a film, there’s little reason to have the entire script dropped into your lap.

  • January 30, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    I’m really interested to see what Glover can bring to Lando. He hasn’t exactly played any roles that are similar to Lando but he appears to be up for the challenge.

  • January 30, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Just wondering how much CGi will his and Alden’s faces have to make them look like younger versions of Williams and Ford, something like what they did with Fiennes as Voldemort.

    • January 30, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      I’m guessing none whatsoever. There is simply zero reason to even consider it.

      • January 31, 2017 at 1:34 am

        Hopefully not. Weirdo Levitt-Willis looks so uncanny to me.

      • January 31, 2017 at 4:09 am

        None. Jesus Christ, just stop already, both of you. It’s never going to BE HF and BDW, so just let these guys do their work. If they pull off the characters, you’ll never notice a lack of prosthesis. If they don’t pull it off, no amount of either rubber or 1’s and 0’s will help.

        • February 1, 2017 at 9:54 pm

          Relax, Señor Surlybritches, I wasn’t advocating for their use; I was merely pointing out that, if they choose to go this route, it wouldn’t necessarily need be done with CGI.

          Keep in mind, Disney/Lucasfilm have already brought Peter Cushing back from the dead—not to mention a young Carrie Fisher—via CGI. And, as I pointed out, TLJ’s director used prosthetics in “Looper.” So, the odds of them possibly doing something like this for the Solo spin-off are greater than zero. Now, I’m not saying they will, nor that they should- just that they might.

          However, that being said…

          “If they pull off the characters, you’ll never notice a lack of prosthesis. If they don’t pull it off, no amount of either rubber or 1’s and 0’s will help.”

          I whole-heartedly agree.

  • January 30, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    They still have a May release date for this movie?

    • January 31, 2017 at 1:27 am

      Technically, but if any reports are to be believed, it’ll be bumped to around the 13th of December. I’m giving it about a 60% chance of sliding to the right for the Dec release.

      • January 31, 2017 at 5:04 pm

        Maybe, but if they started filming in March then they would have almost 2 years until the film comes out at that point. A little too long no?

        • January 31, 2017 at 5:06 pm

          No, not really. That’s pretty much right on schedule for many tentpole type films. Besides, Ep VIII was filmed to be originally released in May of this year, and it’s still on schedule, despite it’s Dec 2017 released date.

          Never hurts to have plenty of time, and a consistent schedule.

  • January 30, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Not surprising really, considering he likely won’t come in to film scenes until a later date, much like Woody. Hell, for all we know the darn script could be delivered to him tomorrow. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    Filming only just began about 7 seconds ago, so it’s not really a big deal.

  • January 31, 2017 at 1:28 am

    well that is encouraging

  • January 31, 2017 at 1:31 am

    Strange. Maybe his part is on the smaller side.

    • January 31, 2017 at 1:39 am

      Most likely. After all…the film is called “Han Solo”…not “Lando”. I’m sure he won’t need to have a very large role to have a solid impact. Hell, Billy Dee has a grand total of 14m 30s between the two films he’s been in – that’s not that much really, but he obviously made a lasting impact with those smaller (but key) scenes.

  • January 31, 2017 at 4:08 am

    Hey, 100% more class demonstrated than BDW about this whole thing. Well played, sir, well played indeed.

  • January 31, 2017 at 5:05 am

    I don’t know what he looks like now but I always thought Jamie’s best friend from Small Wonder looked like Lando as a child. Can’t remember his name though but sorta had the same swagger too.

    • February 1, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      I just love that you busted out a Small Wonder reference into a Star Wars discussion. Hats off.

  • January 31, 2017 at 8:46 am

    I still haven’t read the Han Solo script either but no one is interviewing me.

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