Hello…what have we here? It looks like Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars Rebels and The Lego Batman Movie) will once again don the snazzy cape of Lando Calrissian once again.
There was rumblings about Williams joining the new Star Wars films a while back when the actor had to cancelled a convention appearance. Now according to The Hollywood Reporter, Williams will indeed be returning to the galaxy far far away. And if it does play out, this will be the first time Williams will return to the to the Star Wars films since ‘Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi’ in 1983 (this is not counting voice over work as Lando in animated series and video games).
What do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing the suave con man of the space ways once again? ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ will be directed by J.J. Abrams (Star Trek and Lost) and set to open sometime in December 2019.[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]