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The original Lando Calrissian will return in Star Wars Episode IX

10 July 2018, 04:12 | Regina Holmes

Billy Dee Williams Confirmed To Return For 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

Billy Dee Williams to Return as Lando Calrissian in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

Of course, the character was also impeccably played by Donald Glover just a few months ago in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Lucasfilm dropped a Millennium Falcon-sized bombshell on Monday when it announced that Billy Dee Williams is set to reprise his role as the cape-rocking, smooth-talking, gonna-risk-it-all gambler Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: Episode IX.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, rumors began to spread that Williams would join the production when the actor bowed out of an upcoming convention citing a filming conflict.

Donald Glover did a fantastic interpretation of Billy Dee Williams, who gave the role such a unique swagger back in the day, which is why it makes us so very happy to announce that Williams will be returning to the role for the now untitled Episode IX.

The 81-year-old is set to return to the character he made famous in 1980's The Empire Strikes Back and 1983's Return Of The Jedi.




However, Williams has been active as Lando in other parts of the franchise, lending his voice to video games, such as "Star Wars: Battlefront", and animated series, including "Star Wars Rebels".

JJ Abrams returns to direct Star Wars: Episode IX from a script he has co-written with Batman v Superman writer Chris Terrio.

Nothing further to report at this time, but you know the drill: Star Wars: Episode IX updates will continue until morale improves.

Hot on the heels of news that Keri Russell, yes, Felicity's Keri Russell, was cast in Star Wars: Episode IX, we get confirmation that the galaxy's original far far away player is due back in his fabulous blue coat.



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