Star Wars have captivated audiences across the world the last couple years with the release of fresh installments to the storied franchise like the recently released Solo: A Star Wars Story. With Episode IX looming, Billy Dee Williams will return to once again become Lando Calrissian in the film.
Sources confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Williams will return to the franchise for the first time since 1983’s Return of the Jedi, the third appearance for Williams, the first was 1980’s Empire Strikes Back. Williams’ experience with the character has not been dormant since the 80s, he has provided his voice to the character for video games and cartoons.
Star Wars Episode IX will head to theaters in December of 2019 with J.J. Abrams at the helm of the film in the director role.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 9, 2018