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Billy Dee Williams Returning as Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: Episode IX

Billy Dee Williams to Return as Lando Calrissian in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Billy Dee Williams Confirmed To Return For 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hannah Rogers | 10 July, 2018, 17:35

Lando Calrissian has, of course, enjoyed something of a boost in popularity as of late, thanks to Donald Glover's performance as the character in Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story. Episode IX will mark Billy Dee Williams' first return to the role since 1983's Return of the Jedi.

Williams hasn't played Lando on film since 1983′s "Return of the Jedi", and the character hadn't appeared in 2015′s "Episode VII" or 2017′s "Episode VIII".

According to THR, rumors about Williams joining the final chapter of the Skywalker saga picked up steam recently when he pulled out of a number of upcoming sci-fi convention appearances citing "movie schedule conflictions".

But Calrissian redeems himself by helping free the prisoners, and later pilots his former ship, The Millennium Falcon, in the Battle Of Endor, successfully destroying the Death Star II.

"To be a part of this family and to be able to play young Lando, a hero of mine, you know, it's the stuff dreams are made of, so I feel really blessed", he added.

Star Wars: Episode IX will conclude the third trilogy of Star Wars movies that began with Star Wars: The Force Awakens followed up by Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Keri Russell is one of the new additions to the cast.

It looks like the smooth space-age swag of Lando Calrissian is returning to help the Rebellion (or maybe the First Order?) in Star Wars: Episode IX.

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