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FLY News: Donald Glover Set To Travel To A Galaxy Far, Far Away As YOUNG LANDO CALRISSIAN IN UPCOMING HAN SOLO STAR WARS STAND-ALONE FILM

Donald Glover is having himself a good year! His show Atlanta currently owns Tuesday nights and now it looks like he can add playing an iconic Star Wars character to his still growing list of accomplishments.

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It’s a good day to be a blerd (black nerd) and fan of Star Wars today! Announced on the official Star Wars website today, Glover will be playing a young Lando Calrissian (originally played by Billy Dee Williams) alongside Alden Ehrenreich who will take on the role of a young Han Solo (originally played by Harrison Ford) in an upcoming solo film about our favorite intergalactic smuggler.

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The upcoming film’s directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller spoke on Donald joining the cast:

We’re so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us.These are big shoes to fill, and an even bigger cape, and this one fits him perfectly, which will save us money on alterations. Also, we’d like to publicly apologize to Donald for ruining Comic-Con for him forever.

We are absolutely excited for Donald and can’t wait to see him the upcoming untitled Han Solo film which is slated to hit theaters in 2018. Glover is also starring in the upcoming Marvel Studios film Spider-Man: Homecoming so we will be looking out for him in that as well.

Congrats Donald!

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Stay Fly!

PHOTO: FX | SOURCE: STAR WARS

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Our Favorite WTF Moments From FX’s New Series Atlanta!

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onald Glover’s brainchild Atlanta has finally arrived and YES it’s pretty damn good. Last night viewers were not only treated to one, but two episodes for last night’s premiere. If you didn’t catch it Atlanta is a dark comedy that follows two cousins Earnest Marks (Donald Glover) and rapper Alfred ‘Paper Boi’ Miles (Brian Tyree). We watch them hilariously try to navigate through the Atlanta hip-hp music scene so they can better the lives of their families. The first episode is provided for you above just in case you missed it.

ATLANTA -- ÒThe Big BangÓ --  Episode 101 (Airs Tuesday, September 6, 10:00 pm e/p) Pictured: (l-r) Donald Glover as Earnest Marks, Brian Tyree Henry as Alfred Miles, Keith Standfield as Darius. CR: Guy D'Alema/FX
ATLANTA — ÒThe Big BangÓ — Episode 101 (Airs Tuesday, September 6, 10:00 pm e/p) Pictured: (l-r) Donald Glover as Earnest Marks, Brian Tyree Henry as Alfred Miles, Keith Standfield as Darius. CR: Guy D’Alema/FX

Making it in the hip-hop industry proves to be no easy task as the two encounter trouble immediately when they get locked up after an encounter in a parking lot leads to a shooting. From there it’s nonstop laughs as these two try to make the best of their given situations all the while encountering random fellow Atliens along the way.

ATLANTA -- ÒThe Big BangÓ --  Episode 101 (Airs Tuesday, September 6, 10:00 pm e/p) Pictured: (l-r) Donald Glover as Earnest Marks, Brian Tyree Henry as Alfred Miles. CR: Guy D'Alema/FX
ATLANTA — ÒThe Big BangÓ — Episode 101 (Airs Tuesday, September 6, 10:00 pm e/p) Pictured: (l-r) Donald Glover as Earnest Marks, Brian Tyree Henry as Alfred Miles.
CR: Guy D’Alema/FX

There were many moments to choose from the show that had us LOL’ing at our televisions last night, we managed to narrow down our favorite Atlanta moments. Hit the jump to see our favorite Atlanta moments below:

PHOTOS: FX Networks

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Last Night In NYC: Cast of FX’s “ATLANTA” Attend NY Screening

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Last night, FX hosted a private screening of their new original comedy series “ATLANTA” at the Paley Center for Media in New York. Over 300 local media and influencers packed the venue to get a sneak peak of the much-buzzed about show. John Solberg, EVP of communications a FX Networks, welcomed the guests and introduced the two 25-min episodes.

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A Q&A moderated by “The Breakfast Club” host Angela Yee and featuring “ATLANTA” cast members Donald Glover (also the show’s creator, executive producer, writer, director and executive music producer), Brian Tyree Henry and Zazie Beetz immediately followed the screening. Additional attendees included Elle Varner, rapper Consequence, Chef Roble, Cipha Sounds and more.

Filmed on location in Atlanta, “ATLANTA” chronicles the lives of two cousins who must work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families.

“ATLANTA” premieres September 6 at 10/9c on FX. 

www.fxnetworks.com/shows/atlanta/about

Photo Credit: Bernard Smalls for FX Networks

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Music Videos

[New Video] Childish Gambino – “L.E.S.”

 Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino drops his latest visual for his dope track “L.E.S.” off his album “Camp”. Gambino is noticeably absent in the visual but the concept of it seems to capture fun nights in NYC’s Lower East Side from his point of view. Even with the comedian/rapper not being in the video it doesn’t take away from how extremely dope it is. It’s rare now and days you get a great visual to compliment a dope track. Peep the visual below.

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[Fly Events] MTV2 Presents: “Band of Ballers” Celebrity Basketball Tournament

WIZ KHALIFA, MATT & KIM, JIM JONES AND MORE PARTICIPATED IN CONVERSE BAND OF BALLERS IN NEW YORK CITY PRESENTED BY MTV2