Billy Dee Williams was one of many few main solid members from the unique Star Wars trilogy who didn’t have an element in The Force Awakens. And whereas Rian Johnson thought-about bringing Williams again for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, he was finally omitted of that movie as properly. Now, Williams could lastly be reprising his position as Lando Calrissian for Star Wars: Episode IX.
In response to The Hollywood Reporter, Williams’ Star Wars homecoming has been confirmed, though Lucasfilm has but to make an official touch upon the report. Rumors about Williams’ return had been sparked when the 81-year outdated actor revealed that he was on a brand new health routine. Williams additionally canceled his upcoming look at a comic book conference whereas citing a battle together with his film schedule.
Williams originated the position of Lando in The Empire Strikes Back, earlier than taking a fair bigger position in Return of the Jedi. Since then, Williams has sometimes reprised his iconic half, most not too long ago by voicing the character in Star Wars Rebels. Donald Glover portrayed a youthful model of Lando in Solo: A Star Wars Story earlier this yr.
Within the aftermath of The Final Jedi, Lando’s return is sensible inside the bigger narrative. It’s unclear if Lando was concerned with Basic Leia’s Resistance, however the ultimate fates of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and certain Leia herself will in all probability present Lando the motivation he must as soon as once more settle for a management position. That’s simply hypothesis for now, however we’re desirous to see how Lando’s new story performs out.
Star Wars: Episode IX will start filming this summer season, and will probably be launched on December 20, 2019.
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