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Lando Calrissian Confirmed For Star Wars: Episode IX

10 July 2018
Lando Calrissian Confirmed For Star Wars: Episode IX

Be that as it may, we're now hearing that after months of rumors and speculation, Billy Dee Williams is confirmed to be returning as Lando Calrissian for Star Wars: Episode IX.

Rumors regarding Williams' return began to swirl recently after the actor had to cancel an appearance at the Saskatchewan Entertainment Expo due to a film schedule conflict.

Williams's most recent film was 2017's The Lego Batman Movie, where he voiced Harvey Dent, the lawyer who becomes supervillain Two-Face - a character he had previously played in Tim Burton's live-action Batman (1989). Sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter that Williams will indeed be returning to the Star Wars big screen for the first time since 1983s Return of the Jedi.

While there are many Lando Calrissian stories that are now non-canon (a.k.a. have the designation "Star Wars Legends"), the character has been a key part of the universe for years.

It looks like the smooth space-age swag of Lando Calrissian is returning to help the Rebellion (or maybe the First Order?) in Star Wars: Episode IX.

Lando returned to the big screen last spring in the prequel film "Solo: A Star Wars Story", in which the younger version of the character was portrayed by Donald Glover.

In Episode IX, Williams joins returning franchise stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver, plus newcomer (and frequent J.J. Abrams collabroator) Keri Russell.