Corey Hawkins - 24 Legacy

Corey Hawkins

Fresh off his breakthrough performance as Dr. Dre in Straight Outta Compton, we’ll see Corey Hawkins taking the lead in Fox’s series reboot 24: Legacy. In addition, Hawkins also has a key role in the upcoming Kong: Skull Island, so he has a good amount of blockbuster experience to make him a solid contender for young Lando Calrissian. If playing Dr. Dre doesn’t prove that he’s got plenty of swagger to play the scoundrel, then I don’t know what will.

Tyler James Williams

Tyler James Williams

After starting his career at a young age by playing a young Chris Rock in the comedy series Everybody Hates Chris, Tyler James Williams has turned into a fine young actor. Much like Corey Hawkins, James proved that he’s grown up considerably as a character on nearly an entire season of The Walking Dead, but he also made quite a splash in the comedy arena with the indie hit Dear White People. Williams doesn’t necessarily have the perfect look to play Lando Calrissian, but he just might have the acting chops to pull it off.

Andre Benjamin - Andre 3000

Andre Benjamin

Everyone knows that Lando Calrissian is cool. But what’s cooler than being cool? As Andre Benjamin said in the Outkast song “Hey Ya,” the answer is ice cold. And if you’re looking for someone cool enough to play Lando, this might be a solid option. Though Benjamin is known more for his music, he still has a decent acting career with roles in Be Cool, Idlewild, Semi-Pro and a lead role as Jimi Hendrix in the indie biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side. More recently he has been appearing in the TV series American Crime. But at 41, he is likely older than Lucasfilm would want for the part.

Maestro Harrell

Maestro Harrell

We could call Maestro Harrell (left) an up-and-coming actor, but he’s already been working consistently for about a decade now. Fans of The Wire might remember him from his turn as young Randy Wagstaff where he held his own against plenty of fine actors. Later he went on to have a recurring role in 30 episodes of the comedy series Suburgatory. More recently, he popped up on a couple episodes of Fear the Walking Dead, and played Louis Armstrong on Drunk History (above). You should also check him out in the outstanding western Bone Tomahawk. He can do comedy and drama, something that will likely be very important for Lando.

Alfred Enoch

Alfred Enoch

Fans of How to Get Away with Murder will know Alfred Enoch immediately since he’s played Wes Gibbons in 45 episodes of the Shonda Rhimes series. However, if you’ve never watched that show in your life and he still looks familiar, that’s because Enoch played Gryffindor classmate Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter franchise. Though his most famous acting experience is in the fantasy blockbuster series, he’s turned into a solid young actor, even appearing in an episode of Sherlock. Playing young Lando Calrissian could be the kind of role that gives him a big career boost to being a star.

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