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The original Lando Calrissian will return in Star Wars Episode IX

10 July 2018, 04:11 | Myron Mathis

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

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

The man who originated the charismatic character almost four decades ago is reportedly headed back to that far away galaxy for Star Wars: Episode IX, the upcoming installment in the blockbuster franchise. A younger Lando was played by Donald Glover in Solo: A Star Wars story. Billy Dee Williams, who originated the role in Empire Strikes Back, is set to don the cape as Lando in the forthcoming installment of the Disney/Lucasfilm franchise. Williams reportedly cancelled a scheduled attendance at an upcoming sci-fi and pop culture convention due to scheduling conflicts with filming on Star Wars: Episode IX, which is set to begin at the end of this month.

If the report is true, then Episode IX - directed and written by J.J. Abrams and slated for a December 2019 release - is getting better all the time.

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.


After playing Lando in 1983's Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Williams also voiced the character for several Star Wars video games and the animated TV series Star Wars: Rebels.

All bets are off: Billy Dee Williams is returning to Star Wars.

Williams will be joining fellow new cast addition Keri Russell (M:I-3, The Americans), as well as Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac and John Boyega for J.J. Abrams' new sequel closer.



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