Donald Glover Opens Up About 'Star Wars' Role for First Time

Glover plays a young Lando Calrissian.

Glover, 33, admitted that he's had a long history with the character he's set to portray. In fact, it was the first toy he ever had as a child.

The "Atlanta" creator also shared how his parents reacted to the news.

"I told my dad immediately," Glover recalled. "He was like, ‘Aww.’ My mom was in the back; she was like, 'Don’t mess it up! Don’t mess this up!’ ‘Cause Billy Dee — like, that’s hers.”

The untitled film, which is expected to be released in 2018, will be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, and will star Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo.