Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Chronicle) is an incredible actor. No doubt. I have seen countless tweets and videos where his name is on the top of the list to play Lando. Personally, I don't see it. And I mean that literally... I just don't SEE it. Jordan has the charm, and the chops but he does not resemble Billy Dee Williams in the slightest. Another name to throw in would be Nate Parker (Non-Stop, The Birth of a Nation). I'm not too familiar with this actor, but from what I have seen him in, he is pretty good. Also, I could totally see him in the Lando get up any day of the week. Again, I am too unfamiliar with his acting style to be confident he can deliver a convincing Lando. Real quick, I also want to get Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones) in the conversation. Now, I am completely unfamiliar with this actor's work, but just from the pictures I've seen, I'm sure he could pull off the look.
...He is my absolute first choice to play Lando Calrissian. As I mentioned, the Comedian/Actor/Musician is the rumored first choice for the studio and it makes perfect sense. I mean, have you seen that photo of him dressed as Lando? Donald Glover has proven he has every skill and feature that Billy Dee Williams brought to the original role. Humor? Watch Glover in the amazing show Community or his stand up special Weirdo. Sex appeal and a suave nature? Check out Glover's performance in Magic Mike XXL. What about the nerdy technobabble? He already co-starred in a wonderful science fiction film with The Martian. Glover has also proved that he has a strong appreciation for nerd culture, just listen to any of his raps and try to catch every geeky or obscure reference. Funny enough, on a side note, early in his career, Glover even voiced Star Wars character Mace Windu for Robot Chicken's Star Wars parody episodes.
So there's my opinion on the future casting for Lando Calrissian. I hope at the very least one of the names I mentioned gets cast, obviously my money will forever be on Donald Glover. But if he doesn't land the role, there are still so many talented young black actors working today that would be great to see land the role. Who do you want to see as Lando? Let us know!