Billy Dee Williams Returns as Lando Calrissian in STAR WARS: EPISODE IX

In big news for STAR WARS fans, Billy Dee Williams will reprise his iconic role as Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX.

You heard that right! Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the famous actor will join the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX. Rumors that Billy Dee Williams was in the cast supposedly began when he cancelled a convention appearance.

“How you doin’, ya old pirate? So good to see ya!”

The news comes after Donald Glover‘s portrayal of Lando in Solo: A Star Wars Story had many fans swooning – including us. Even so, surely nobody does Lando better than the original Lando himself. Billy Dee Williams joins a now-familiar cast led by Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac.

Star Wars: Episode IX is set to premiere in December of 2019.