Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, has reportedly said he’s “down” to star in the upcoming Community movie.
The cult classic by Dan Harmon gave Childish Gambino his first major acting gig, and after reports emerged in late September that Peacock and Sony Pictures TV had greenlit a film focusing on the beloved Greendale Community College, all eyes were on against the creative polymath to see if he would reunite with his old co-stars.
At the time of the announcement, Glover had not committed to the film, but now, according to creator Dan Harmon, Glover is “down to clown” in the upcoming film.
Speaking at Variety’s Business Manager’s Breakfast on Wednesday (Nov. 2), Harmon added that he is currently writing the film and that he “can’t imagine it without series star Donald Glover.”
“For lack of a better word, a ball was fumbled… [Glover] is down to clown,” Harmon said of Glover’s involvement in the film. “Man, I didn’t want to think about making [the movie] without Anders.”
Childish Gambino had previously revived his role as Troy Barnes in 2020 when the cast Community reunited for one read virtual table as part of a COVID-19 relief initiative to benefit Frontline Foods and José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen. At the time, he and his former cast mates all said they would be open to the idea of making a movie.
“When I watch it now, I’m like, ‘Oh, this show is really punk,'” he said of the series. “Really subversive and kind of punk. We had so much fun and now I’m like, ‘I want to watch this show again like it was brand new’.”
Currently, Donald Glover is wrapping up the final season of his beloved FX TV series Atlanta, with the final episode released on Thursday (November 3).
As for new music, Glover had previously said he would been in the studiowithout saying when fans might get a follow-up to the last Childish Gambino project, the 2020s 3.15.20.
“I make a lot of music. I really love doing it,” he said Jimmy Kimmel Live! “I’ve done a lot of it. It’s just really about how you experience it at this point.”