Episode IX Is Bringing Back Billy Dee Williams As Lando Calrissian

Lando Calrissian has been a fan favourite character ever since he was first launched in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Again, and that legacy has continued by the character’s many appearances over time. Most not too long ago we noticed him portrayed by Donald Glover in Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, however now new reviews say that Billy Dee Williams can be again to reprise the position within the untitled Star Wars: Episode IX.

Rumors of Billy Dee Williams’ potential return have been floating round for months now, however sources at the moment are telling The Hollywood Reporter that Lando Calrissian will certainly be again in motion for J.J. Abrams’ subsequent Star Wars film. The blockbuster goes to be going into manufacturing later this summer season, and evidently its getting its items so as. It was not too long ago reported that Keri Russell has signed on to the movie in a mysterious position (making a Felicity/Mission: Impossible III reunion with Abrams), and now Williams seems to be the second large new addition.

When you think about how essentially the most not too long ago trilogy of Star Wars films has operated up to now, the inclusion of Lando Calrissian within the third chapter is an fascinating transfer. If you have a look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi side-by-side, you begin to see what the filmmakers had in thoughts for the construction: have every film shine a highlight on a protagonist from the unique films and conclude their story in a significant method. The Drive Awakens is a goodbye to Han Solo, The Final Jedi is a goodbye to Luke Skywalker… and Episode IX presumably would have been a goodbye to Normal nee Princess Leia. Sadly all these plans needed to change with the premature passing of Carrie Fisher, so this example makes one marvel if Lando is likely to be getting the identical type of legacy remedy in her place (whereas presumably honoring Leia otherwise).

Whereas there are various Lando Calrissian tales that at the moment are non-canon (a.okay.a. have the designation “Star Wars Legends”), the character has been a key a part of the universe for years. Along with being an necessary character in each The Empire Strikes Again and The Return Of The Jedi, he has additionally had his personal Marvel Comics miniseries, appeared on the beloved animated sequence Star Wars Rebels, and is taken into account to be the most effective a part of the aforementioned Solo: A Star Wars Story (with loads of due credit score going to Donald Glover). Due to the secrecy surrounding the Star Wars franchise we don’t know what Lando can be as much as after we meet up with him in Episode IX, however on the very, very least we anticipate much more area capes.

As talked about, Star Wars: Episode IX can be going into manufacturing in just a few weeks time, which signifies that we must be listening to extra reviews in regards to the pre-production course of very quickly. Keep tuned for extra updates, and take on a regular basis you’ll be able to to arrange for the blockbuster’s December 20, 2019 launch.

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