“Yep. There are rumors,” he told Time, avoiding mention of any casting talks with Lucasfilm. He added, “I mean, I grew up on [Star Wars]. 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.”
Little is known about the Han Solo film aside from Alden Ehrenreich‘s portrayal of the famous galactic smuggler for The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The Wrap was the first on the inclusion of Lando in the story before Birth.Movies.Death reported Glover’s name in casting considerations.
The film, scheduled for release on May 25, 2018, will mark the second Star Wars anthology film following Rogue One. Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan penned the screenplay about “how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.”
Meanwhile, Glover has a role to play in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, which he said was fun to shoot. “People just miss Spider-Man being a kid,” he remarked. “That’s what’s really fun about it. It helps you remember how it was to be a teenager.”