Donald Glover has a lot on his plate. In addition to the debut of his new TV series “Atlanta” on FX on September 6, he’s become involved in one — potentially two — massive movie franchises. Glover has been cast in a still unrevealed role in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the first solo Spidey film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and he’s rumored to be the top choice to play Lando Calrissian in the young Han Solo anthology film.
In an interview with Time, Glover revealed that yes, he is aware of that Star Wars rumor. While he didn’t say anything more about the rumor aside from merely stating that he’s aware it’s out there, he did share his thoughts on the “Star Wars” franchise.
“I mean, I grew up on it,” said Glover. “My dad was a big fan. I had all the toys when I was little. I had a Darth Vader with the lightsaber he has. It was cool. It’s a dynasty. It’s like the bible. I love that franchise.”
Glover also opened up about his experience on the Atlanta set of “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” specifically in the context of the internet campaign six years ago that championed him to play Peter Parker.
“The Internet is a strange box. It was weird to see that full circle,” said Glover, who said that he signed on for the film because he “thought it was a cool role” He added that the movie “was fun to shoot. I’m glad I got the opportunity. You don’t want it to feel like some sort of affirmative action. This wasn’t that at all. I know the director, he’s doing a really good job and good ideas.” He also praised the film, saying that “people just miss Spider-Man being a kid” and “that’s what’s really fun about [‘Homecoming’].”
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” swings into theaters on July 7, 2017. The young Han Solo anthology film will land on May 25, 2018.
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