Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

Billy Dee Williams Returning as Lando for Star Wars: Episode IX

Lando Calrissian Billy Dee Williams to Return as Lando Calrissian in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’
Herman Weaver | 10 July, 2018, 19:55

The actor, who famously played the galactic gambler Lando Calrissian, will reprise the role for Star Wars: Episode IX, the next Star Wars installment from Lucasfilm.

Williams first played Lando in 1980's Empire Strikes Back and was seen again in 1983's Return of the Jedi.

Be that as it may, we're now hearing that after months of rumors and speculation, Billy Dee Williams is confirmed to be returning as Lando Calrissian for Star Wars: Episode IX.

Younger days: Donald Glover recently took on the younger version of the role in the latest franchise spin-off Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Now, the big question remains as to whether Lando Calrissian.is firmly with the forces of good or whether he's in line to be a First Order stooge.

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Williams would add some legacy clout to "Star Wars 9", which doesn't have an official title yet.

More recently, Williams has actually voiced the character for Star Wars: Rebels. Williams has been steadily working in film and TV for decades, appearing in the TV remake of "Dirty Dancing" previous year and providing voices for recent "Star Wars" video games and "The LEGO Batman Movie".

Unfortunately for fans, there's no word yet on exactly how Lando will appear in the upcoming movie or what role he'll have. The movie, led by JJ Abrams, will start production this summer and will also reportedly feature Keri Russell (Felicity) in addition to stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver.

He joins the likes of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher as members of the original trilogy cast that are lending their talents to the new series.

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