Donald Glover will play a younger Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo movie and for the May 5 episode Saturday Night Live, the actor gave us a preview his debonair character.
In the skit, dubbed “Lando’s Summit,” Glover as Calrissian is the chairman for the first-ever "galactic summit for all black humans.” Now if you are familiar with the Star Wars franchise, you can argue that there hasn't been a lot black people in those films, which Calrissian hints at when he asks, “Where the hell are all the black humans in space?”
“For awhile I thought it was only me, but now I see before me all the black humans in the galaxy,” he adds before the camera spins around to show his view only three people in attendance.
Calrissian then introduces Saw Gerrera (played by SNL cast member Kenan Thompson) as he honors all the black people in space that came before them, which is only one person — Mace Windu, Samuel L. Jackson's character in 1998's Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
Although the event was curtailed because low turnout, Glover’s Lando allowed himself to perform a song he wrote about “making love in space.”
The jazzy number features the galactic lothario singing, “You need a man though — come see Lando."
Granted, last year's Star Wars: The Last Jedi featured a diverse cast, but it took several films before we ever saw any kind diversity in these films.
In any case, you can catch Glover playing Lando Calrissian in the new Star Wars flick Solo, which arrives in theaters May 25.