Donald Glover isn’t precisely certain what went down.
The actor-writer-musician, who performs Lando Calrissian within the upcoming and nonetheless untitled Han Solo Star Wars film, covers The Hollywood Reporter‘s newest factor, the place he candidly admits that he was once a bit frightened when he heard that the movie’s authentic administrators, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, have been fired, with Ron Howard stepping in to exchange them.
“Ron is such a legend, and he knows exactly what the vision for what he is doing is…[but Phil and Chris] hired us, so you sort of feel like, ‘I know I’m not your first choice.…’ And you worry about that,” Glover explains. “To be honest, I don’t know exactly what happened. I feel like I was the baby in the divorce, or the youngest child.”
To be honest, a multi-talented artist in his personal proper, a few of Glover’s trepidation comes from his trust that other filmmakers have profoundly other concepts for the right way to way a mission — one thing he aspires to in his personal occupation.
“I don’t want to be the next Ron Howard or the next anybody else. My job is to do what Ron could have never done,” he stocks. “I want to be like Spike Jonze, in a sense. Where I’m like, ‘I do what I want when I want to do it, and trust me because I also want to make you money.'”
Even so, Glover is obviously impressed via the position, revealing that he had lunch with Billy Dee Williams — the unique Lando — the place he bounced his concepts for the nature off the 80-year-old actor.
“I was like, ‘I’ve always felt like this character could do this, and he represents this, and I kind of feel like he comes from here, and it’s very obvious he has a lot of taste, so maybe he grew up seeing that from afar? Because I’m like that. Maybe he saw it from other planets and was like, ‘I want to be that,'” Glover remembers, noting that Williams gave him some hilarious, succinct recommendation in reaction.
“He just let me ramble on and on, and then finally I was like, ‘So, what do you think?'” Glover says. “And he goes, ‘Yeah, I don’t know about all that. Just be charming.'”
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The Han Solo standalone film is scheduled to open May 25, 2018.
Watch the video beneath for extra at the movie’s directorial shake-up.