Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) returns to Star Wars in Episode IX [watch]

Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) returns to Star Wars in Episode IX [watch]

Billy Dee Williams, who famously played galactic gambler Lando Calrissian in the original Star Wars trilogy, will reprise the role for Star Wars: Episode 9. Chatter about Williams joining the production, which is set to begin later this summer, increased in recent days when the actor bowed out of an upcoming sci-fi and pop culture convention citing a conflict with a movie schedule. Sources then confirmed Williams will indeed return to the Star Wars franchise.

The character is one of the more popular personages in the Star Wars universe and appeared in this year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story. Donald Glover donned the cape to play the young Calrissian. Episode 9 is being directed by J.J. Abrams and will reunite Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver. The film opens December 20th 2019.

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