12 Actors Who Could Play Young Lando Calrissian

With the news of a Han Solo prequel, everyone’s fantasy casting the iconic Star Wars character, but what about his suave gambling buddy?

1. Donald Glover

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I mean, duh. Donald Glover is the obvious choice. He’s hip, sexy, and just enough of a nerd to thrill Star Wars audiences.

2. Brandon T. Jackson

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The new Beverly Hills cop earned his geek cred when he played Grover in the Percy Jackson & The Olympians movie.

3. Lenny Kravitz

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The musician proved his worth as an actor in Precious. With his role as Cinna in The Hunger Games, he showed an interest in genre work.

4. Dayo Okeniyi

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Also from The Hunger Games, Dayo Okeniyi is poised to make it big. Playing Lando could be his shot at superstardom.

5. Jesse Williams

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Very hot right now. The fact that he worked with Joss Whedon in Cabin in the Woods just makes him an even bigger geek get.

6. Edi Gathegi

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As one of the truly non-terrible elements of Twilight, Edi Gathegi deserves work in a series we actually enjoy.

7. Corbin Bleu

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Sorry, High School Musical haters. He’s handsome as hell, and he’s definitely charming enough to pull this off.

8. Jaden Smith

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He’d need a few years to grow into the part, but Jaden Smith has obvious talent. He’s also doing sci-fi soon in After Earth.

9. Tristan Wilds

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While 90210 is not what it used to be, Tristan Wilds remains a compelling performer. He’s also more dapper than you’ll ever be.

10. Nelsan Ellis

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On True Blood, Nelsan Ellis has plenty of charisma as Lafayette. It’s time for him to ditch Bon Temps for a galaxy far, far away.

11. Chiwetel Ejiofor

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Another Whedon alum, Chiwetel Ejiofor knows how to be a bad-ass. And as a Brit, he has that effortless cool we only dream about.

12. Billy Dee Williams

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He’s 300 years old, but he’s still a stud.

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