Childish Gambino Appears as Lando Calrissian in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Movie Trailer
One week after winning a trophy at the 2018 Grammy Awards, Childish Gambino appears in Super Bowl commercial in a role he described as being a dream come true.
During a commercial that aired in the first half of the 2018 Super Bowl, the talented rapper-singer-actor-writer appeared as a young Lando Calrissian in trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story.
In the clip for the movie, which chronicles the adventures of a young smuggler by the name of Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) as he meets his future co-pilot, Chewbacca. During this tale, he also meets a "notorious gambler" named Lando Calrissian. Calrissian was originally being played by Billy Dee Williams.
In the trailer, which is, like many other Star Wars movies, pretty damn action-packed, we only see Gambino for a second. In those seconds, he stares into the camera as a light flashes across his face. He looks pretty cool the whole way through.
Speaking with Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show back in 2016, Gambino touched on what being in a Star Wars movie meant. "It's really crazy," he said at the time. "I'm very honored. It's a very big deal. There's this thing going around on the Internet of me wearing a Star Wars t-shirt when I was in high school, so it's been a long thing."
Check out the trailer for yourself below. Solo: A Star Wars Story arrives in theaters on May 25, 2018.
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