Original Lando, Billy Dee Williams, returning to Star Wars: Episode IX

Original Lando, Billy Dee Williams, returning to Star Wars: Episode IX

With many actors from the original Star Wars franchise reprising their role in the new movies, there have been rumors and speculations on fan sites about Williams' return. It seems that famed smuggler, gambler, Cloud City administrator and original Millennium Falcon owner Captain Lando Calrissian is returning to the big screen.

A rumor that a beloved Star Wars character would be returning for Star Wars: Episode IX has now been confirmed.

Recently, Donald Glover stepped into Williams' formidable shoes when he played a younger version of Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, rumours began spreading that the 81-year-old would return to the franchise after he cancelled plans for a convention appearance, citing a clash with a a film project.

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Directed by J.J. Abrams, the film will star Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian and Keri Russell in a now unnamed role.

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.

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. But now Williams will don Lando's fabulous cape again to reprise the role in Episode 9.

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