Billy Dee Williams to Reprise Lando Calrissian in Star Wars Episode IX
The Hollywood Reporter has recently reported that Billy Dee Williams will be returning to reprise his role as Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: Episode IX. Currently it is unknown how much of a significance his character will play in the story especially since the film is still quite early in development. He will be joining alongside Keri Russell, who’s role has not been confirmed at this time.
For those who aren’t familiar with the character, Lando Calrissian is an old friend of Han Solo, who made his debut appearance in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. He would later join the rebellion in helping them destroy the second Death Star in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. A younger version of the character was played by Donald Glover in the second Star Wars anthology film, Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Currently no other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates.
Star Wars Episode IX is set to premiere on December 20, 2019.
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