Lando's Back! Billy Dee Williams Reportedly Will Reprise Iconic 'Star Wars' Role

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This past May, Donald Glover assumed the role for Solo: A Star Wars Story.

The man who originated the charismatic character almost four decades ago is reportedly headed back to that far away galaxy for Star Wars: Episode IX, the upcoming installment in the blockbuster franchise.

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 hasn't played Lando on film since 1983′s "Return of the Jedi", and the character hadn't appeared in 2015′s "Episode VII" or 2017′s "Episode VIII". The character made his suave debut in Empire Strikes Back.

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But Calrissian redeems himself by helping free the prisoners, and later pilots his former ship, The Millennium Falcon, in the Battle Of Endor, successfully destroying the Death Star II.

Old crew: Calrissian is arguably the biggest remaining character from the first trilogy, with Harrison Ford's Han Solo and Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker now killed off, while a return for Princess Leia now impossible following the tragic passing of Carrie Fisher in 2016.

JJ Abrams returns to direct Star Wars: Episode IX from a script he has co-written with Batman v Superman writer Chris Terrio. Keri Russell is one of the new additions to the cast.

Nothing further to report at this time, but you know the drill: Star Wars: Episode IX updates will continue until morale improves.

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