Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian Will Return For ‘Star Wars Episode IX’

The Playlist | 7/9/2018 | Rodrigo Perez
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Well, it looks like the rumors are true, Billy Dee Williams, famous for playing the smooth, suave gambler and smuggler Lando Calrissian will return for “Star Wars: Episode IX.” Director J.J. Abrams, who directed “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” hinted during press for the 2015 film, after fans asked about his absence, that audiences may not have seen the last of Calrissian and true to his promise, the character is back.

It’s probably good timing given that all of the three original, beloved “Star Wars” characters are gone, Han Solo killed in ‘Force Awakens’ by his son Kylo Ren, Luke Skywalker become one with the Force at the end of ‘The Last Jedi‘ (though maybe a force ghost appearance could occur) and while General Leia Organa hasn’t been killed in action on screen, with Carrie Fisher passing away in December 27, 2016, just days after ‘The Last Jedi’ release, its certain the character will be killed off in ‘Episode IX.’ How that happens will be up for debate, but my guess is they get it over quickly in the opening crawl, describing about how she’s lost her life in some battle.

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