Lando is back in Star Wars Episode IX, report says


You might want to buckle up, baby. It seems that famed smuggler, gambler, Cloud City administrator and original Millennium Falcon owner Captain Lando Calrissian is returning to the big screen.

That’s according to The Hollywood Reporter, which cited unnamed “sources” — plus the fact that Billy Dee Williams, who played Lando’s later incarnation in Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi has had to bow out of the convention circuit due to an unspecified “movie schedule.” 

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There’s no doubt that Williams is eager to reprise the role. “No one’s going to play Lando but me,” the actor insisted when I interviewed him in 2013 — at a time when Star Wars Episode VII, the movie that became The Force Awakens, was still being cast.  Read more…

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