Billy Dee Williams Returning To Star Wars

Billy Dee WilliamsEven though Star Wars: Episode IX will not feature Luke, Han, or Leia, at least one familiar face from the original trilogy will be returning to a galaxy far, far away. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Billy Dee Williams will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian. This marks the first time that he will appear as the character on the silver screen for the first time since 1983!

Williams made his smooth debut as the gambler Lando Calrissian in The Empire Strikes Back and last appeared in Return of the Jedi. However, he has returned to the Star Wars Universe in recent years as he’s voiced the character in various video games and TV shows, including Star Wars Rebels and the Star Wars: Battlefront series.

Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled to open in theaters December 20, 2019.

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