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Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian Debuts on SNL


Donald Glover hosted Saturday Night Live last night and gave fans a taste of what to expect from his take on Lando Calrissian ahead of Solo: A Star Wars Story.

In the SNL skit, which you can watch below, Glover’s Calrissian hosts a summit for all of the black people in Space. As Calrissian takes to the podium, he begins to explain that the idea for the summit spawned a single question: Where the hell are all the black humans in space? He continues by saying he believed he was the only one for a time, but that after bringing everyone together, he realized he was one of a few in the entire galaxy. This leads to the camera cutting away to a large room filled with just three guest,s as they tepidly clap in response and look around at the empty chairs surrounding them. “I’ll say it, the turnout was a little low.”

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The skit ends with Glover’s Calrissian explaining that prior to making a living playing cards — and doing “other stuff that’s not really explained” — he wanted to be a singer. He then begins singing an ode to making love in Space, that is appropriately titled “Making Love in Space.”

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Directed by Ron Howard from a script by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. They’re joined by Thandie Newton as Val, Phoebe Waller-Bridge as L3-37, Paul Bettany as Dryden Vos and Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett. The film opens May 25.



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