The Original Lando Calrissian is Returning for Star Wars: Episode IX
Billy Dee Williams is coming back to the iconic Star Wars franchise to reprise his role as Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: Episode IX, according to Hollywood Reporter. Williams has been making the rounds on the comic-con circuit for years, but once he canceled some summer appearances due to a "conflict with movie schedule", the rumors started flying around.
The beloved character made a recent appearance in 'Solo', the stand-alone film dedicated to Han Solo's life before 'A New Hope'. The young Lando was portrayed by Donald Glover, whom did a respectable job donning the cape.
We're excited to see how they handle the time jump for Lando and are hoping things have been going better for him than the rest of the original trilogy cast... There seems to be a trend of eliminating the originals in this latest trilogy and we certainly hope their not bringing back another fan favorite just to continue in this direction.
Star Wars: Episode IX is set to release on December 20th, 2019 and we're hoping for the best for our caped gambler!