After an eagle-eyed fan spotted Billy Dee Williams and Donald Glover having lunch at a cafe last week, many naturally assumed it was to discuss Glover’s role as a young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo standalone film. Well this was the case and we have PROOF! Check out the Photo below
On Monday, principal photography began on the yet-to-be-titled Han Solo movie, which is filming under the working title “Red Cup” (a fun reference to the cup brand which features the logo SOLO on their disposable drinkware).
On the lunch meeting, Billy Dee told The Hollywood Reporter last week
He’s a very delightful young man, I must say. We had a very nice lunch and we talked for a very long time and it was very easy. He had questions about [Lando]. I guess he was doing what normal actors do, they just want to find out what direction they want to take so they gather their information. So, we just sat and talked, and I didn’t want to impose on anything he wanted to do — he’s got his own ideas, I would imagine. I know he has his own ideas. He’s a very talented young man. In fact, I was listening to some of his music [Childish Gambino, Glover’s musical alter-ego] and it’s pretty good stuff.
Finally, Williams let slip a little detail about the plot of the movie. “Yeah, this one is about how [Han and Lando] established our relationship and the question of the Millennium Falcon,” he said. That comment seems to confirm the long-standing rumors that the Han Solo spinoff will tell the story of how Han got the Millennium Falcon from Lando. However, while the film will dig deeper into Han and Lando’s friendship, Williams admits he and the original Han Solo, Harrison Ford, haven’t had a chance to catch up recently. “I have not spoken with him — he’s too busy.”
There’s much more from Williams at THR, which also goes into his voice role as Two-Face in The Lego Batman Movie. The Han Solo movie is shooting now for release May 25, 2018.
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