April is still a month off, and LEGO Star Wars fans are likely getting antsy at the wait, not only for Solo: A Star Wars Story (in May), but also to get their hands on the beautifully-colored LEGO Star Wars Kessel Run Millennium Falcon (75212) set that has been previewed this past month.
If you think that set hasn’t been hyped enough, then you probably haven’t seen last week’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS. That Wednesday evening one of his guests was actor Donald Glover, and while their main discussion was on FX’s Atlanta, Colbert did ask him about Solo.
Glover, after all, plays the role of the young Lando Calrissian in Solo. At one point, Colbert brought out a LEGO minifigure of Lando, part of the included characters in the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon (75212). Host and guest actor then talked about certain aspects of the film, with “spoilers”.
After briefly musing if he’s allowed to say this fact, Glover confirms that, like his LEGO minifigure and original Lando actor Billy Dee Williams, he will be rocking a cape as part of his outfit in Solo. The actor expressed comical concern that Disney might “shush” him for that disclosure.
And according to Glover, he was such a fan of the Star Wars franchise that his father bought him Lando and Darth Vader action figures as a child. He recalls breaking the Vader toy by “biting” his lightsaber off. Incidentally, he also appears to break his Solo minifigure’s weapon, mid-talk.
In case your calendars aren’t marked yet, the LEGO Star Wars Solo tie-ins are expected to launch on April 20; that of course, includes the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon (75212). The film itself, starring Glover, Alden Ehrenreich and Emilia Clarke, will premiere in cinemas in the following month, May 25.