With all of the recent rumors about Billy Dee getting in shape, and cancelling most of his fall schedule, The Hollywood Reporter finally got confirmation through their sources that it is true, Billy Dee is returning Star Wars: Episode IX.
The actor, who famously played the galactic gambler Lando Calrissian, will reprise the role for Star Wars: Episode IX, the next Star Wars installment from Lucasfilm.
Chatter about Williams joining the production, which begins later this summer, increased in recent days when the actor bowed out of an upcoming sci-fi and pop culture convention citing a conflict with a movie schedule. Sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter that Williams will indeed be returning to the Star Wars big screen for the first time since 1983ís Return of the Jedi. The character made his suave debut in Empire Strikes Back.
Williams has in recent years returned to the role that fuels his appearances on the convention circuit, voicing Calrissian in various cartoon series and video games.
The character is one of the more popular personages in the Star Wars universe and appeared in a major way in this yearís Solo: A Star Wars Story. Donald Glover slipped on the cape to play a younger Calrissian.
Episode IX is being directed by J.J. Abrams and will reunite Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver, among others. Keri Russell is one of the new additions to the cast. The film opens Dec. 20, 2019.
Sneak Peek At The Falcon On The Set Of Star Wars: Episode IX
Is This The First Image From The Set Of Star Wars: Episode IX?!
John Boyega Welcomes Naomi Ackie To Star Wars - Episode IX
Carrie Fisher's Brother Issues Statement On The Lastest Star Wars - Episode IX News
Meet The New Cast Members For Star Wars - Episode IX
Star Wars - Episode IX Cast Announced
What The Future Holds For Armitage Hux
Star Wars - Episode IX Could See The Reunion Of Black Squadron
Convention Appearance Cancellation Raises Rumors Of Role In Star Wars: Episode IX
Is Billy Dee Williams Returning For Star Wars: Episode IX?
Watch The Smooth Talkin' With Billy Dee Williams Panel
Billy Dee Williams Hints At Plot For The Han Solo Film
Billy Dee Williams Says Leave Lando Alone!
The ForceCast is our popular Star Wars podcast that features news, commentary, interviews, and discussion about the Star Wars saga! Listen Now!
Rebelscum.com provides the latest in collecting news. The site features up-to-the-minute news and images, coverage of Star Wars conventions, several product databases, countless reference galleries and archives, and more.Visit Now!
Jedi Journals is the longest running Star Wars literature podcast in the galaxy. Listen Now!
Entertainment Earth was started in a garage in 1995, and has since become the "go-to" source and experts for the latest and greatest action figures, bobble heads, toys, gifts, and collectibles! Visit Now!
The IndyCast is the world's most popular Indiana Jones podcast! Ed Dolista and his team take a look at all the latest news, reviews and interviews! Listen Now!