Donald Glover is up to something. In August, Glover was spotted with Rihanna in Cuba, sparking speculation of a collab—and it looks like the rumors are true. Glover gave fans a sneak peek of his and Rihanna’s new project, possibly titled “Guava Island,” at New Zealand’s PHAROS festival on November 24th.
In September, Glover announced his This Is America tour would be the last under his stage name, Childish Gambino. But, as seen in the trailer posted on Twitter by a PHAROS attendee, “Guava Island” is being marketed as “a Childish Gambino film.” Does this mean Childish will now be Glover’s screen name rather than stage name? Or is “Guava Island” a feature-length Lemonade-like video album to cap off the moniker?
Some sources claim “Guava Island” is actually a full-length film, costarring Letitia Wright and Nonso Anozie. On November 24th, a Rihanna fan account tweeted that it’s “an action/crime movie and should be out soon.” And in August, a Childish Gambino fan account also called the project a “movie.” The project was directed by Hiro Murai, whose credits include the “This Is America” music video, several Atlanta episodes, and Glover’s 2013 film, Because The Internet.
Guys, “Guava Island” could literally be anything. We actually don’t even know if “Guava Island” is the final title.
And we’re not the only ones trying to figure out what these two mega celebs are up to.
Whatever it is, “Guava Island” looks like it’s going to be really good and we’re here for it.
Keep your eyes peeled for a Glover/Rihanna masterpiece in 2019. We have a strong suspicion it may just break the internet.