Billy Dee Williams, 81, to Reprise Role as Lando Calrissian in Next Star Wars Movie

PEOPLE.com | 7/10/2018 | Staff
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Billy Dee Williams is set to once again don Lando Calrissian’s cape.

The 81-year-old actor will reprise his iconic role in Star Wars: Episode IX, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The next installment in the movie series, directed by J.J. Abrams, is set for release Dec. 20, 2019, with filming expected to start this summer.

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Williams joined the franchise for its second installment, 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back. His character, a buddy of Han Solo’s, last appeared in Return of the Jedi in 1983 before Donald Glover played a younger version of the galaxy’s slickest smuggler in the spin-off Solo: A Star Wars Story, released earlier this year.

As revealed in PEOPLE’s special issue Star Wars: The Secrets of Solo, Glover met with the actor who originated...
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