Fanboys rejoice: Billy Dee Williams is officially returning to Star Wars

Fanboys rejoice: Billy Dee Williams is officially returning to Star Wars

The Hollywood Reporter, among other news outlets, is reporting that Billy Dee Williams will be returning to the Star Wars films as everyone's favorite cape-wearing space pirate, Lando Calrissian, in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX.

According to Rolling Stone, rumors of Williams playing Lando again started spreading last month when he canceled an appearance at a fan convention in September due to a "film schedule conflict".

What's not to like about Billy Dee Williams and his Star Wars character Lando Calrissian?

Williams's most recent film was 2017's The Lego Batman Movie, where he voiced Harvey Dent, the lawyer who becomes supervillain Two-Face - a character he had previously played in Tim Burton's live-action Batman (1989). After all, with Han Solo gone, Luke Skywalker vanished and presumably now a Force Ghost and Carrie Fisher tragically passing away before production commenced, there's been a loud call for an Original Trilogy hero to make a comeback.

Trump intends to nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Judge Brett Kavanaugh his Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House . Mike Lee received a phone call Monday from President Donald Trump telling him he would not be his nominee for the U.S.

"My dad, he really grew me up on (Star Wars), so like this is an apex of a lot of feelings, so it's great".

It's wonderful to think we last saw Williams onscreen as Lando in Return Of The Jedi, the actor reprising his portrayal from 1980's The Empire Strikes Back. Abrams, is scheduled to hit theaters on December 20th, 2019.

Aside from Williams, it was also revealed recently that Keri Russell was joining the cast too, alongside returnees such as Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac.

Related News:

  • Final Rescue Mission For Trapped Thai Boys' Football Team Is Underway

    Final Rescue Mission For Trapped Thai Boys' Football Team Is Underway

    Two of the eight rescued so far have shown signs of a potential lung infection, but there is a hope they could honour the invite. They came out one by one , with four emerging on Sunday, four on Monday, and the remaining four and the coach extracted Tuesday.
    Belgian sights firmly set on World Cup victory, says defender Vermaelen

    Belgian sights firmly set on World Cup victory, says defender Vermaelen

    Olivier Giroud put country before club by describing France captain Hugo Lloris as a better goalkeeper than Belgium's Thibaut Courtois .
    Xiaomi's shares open 2.9% down on debut in Hong Kong

    Xiaomi's shares open 2.9% down on debut in Hong Kong

    Despite Xiaomi's challenging debut, Reuters notes that Hang Seng - the Hong Kong stock market index - was 1.7 percent higher. But doubts about the sustainability of its business model were among the reasons for the lower valuation, analysts said.
  • LeBron James signing a 'historic moment' for Lakers

    LeBron James signing a 'historic moment' for Lakers

    The Lakers, a 16-time National Basketball Association champion, have missed the playoffs for five consecutive seasons. Stephenson says the Lakers want him to bring his defensive edge, be a veteran leader and just be himself.
    Beyonce, Jay-Z, Ed Sheeran to Headline Global Citizen Festival

    Beyonce, Jay-Z, Ed Sheeran to Headline Global Citizen Festival

    There will also be opportunities for Global Citizens to earn free tickets by taking actions in their communities of Johannesburg. It will take place in a number of countries across the world and aims to spread the message and ethos of the Global Citizen.
    Gal Gadot Shows Off Wonder Woman Shape In New Workout Photo

    Gal Gadot Shows Off Wonder Woman Shape In New Workout Photo

    Wesley Coller, Rebecca Steel Roven, Geoff Johns, Richard Suckle and Walter Hamada have also been named as executive producers . Gadot is the mother of two young daughters, the youngest of which she was pregnant with while filming " Wonder Woman ".
  • Southgate and Henderson preview Croatia

    Southgate and Henderson preview Croatia

    And Southgate had his England players warming up for today's training session by playing a possession game of "keep the chicken". Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier knows England must keep Luka Modric silent in their World Cup semifinal against Croatia .
    Patrice Evra offers Cristiano Ronaldo Man United transfer advice

    Patrice Evra offers Cristiano Ronaldo Man United transfer advice

    The 13-time Champions League winners believe the Belgian striker is the one to fill Ronaldo's boots in Madrid next season. Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has recently been the subject of intense transfer speculation linking him to Real Madrid.
    Croatia’s latest ‘golden generation’ finally shining at World Cup

    Croatia’s latest ‘golden generation’ finally shining at World Cup

    England trio Harry Kane , Kyle Walker and Harry Maguire are looking to guide their side to only their second World Cup final. In 2002, 2006 and 2014 they were eliminated in the group stages, and they failed to qualify for the 2010 tournament.
  • Serena into semis after fighting back to beat Giorgi

    Serena into semis after fighting back to beat Giorgi

    You could understand the 13th seed's bewilderment, after she came from a set down against Kiki Bertens to win 3-6, 7-6, 6-1. The key game was when Williams powered to a 2-1 lead in the decisive set, against the serve, without conceding a point.
    Prince Harry treats Prince Louis to £8,000 christening present

    Prince Harry treats Prince Louis to £8,000 christening present

    THE Duke and Duchess of Sussex will arrive in Dublin today for their first official royal engagement overseas as a married couple. Prince George and Princess Charlotte holding onto their father Prince William \'s hands as they leave the chapel.
    Hollywood mogul Weinstein pleads not guilty to new sex assault charge

    Hollywood mogul Weinstein pleads not guilty to new sex assault charge

    The other, former actress Lucia Evans, says she was allegedly forced to perform a sex act at his office in 2004. After the prosecutor argued for a change in Weinstein's bail conditions, the judge ruled to keep them the same.


Most liked

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus set to sign Real Madrid forward
His transfer deal to PSG is also in doubt, with the French side's Financial Fair play case reopened by UEFA earlier this week . I'm leaving but this shirt, this badge and the Santiago Bernabéu will continue to always feel as my home wherever I am.

Bethlehem man survives horrific DE crash that killed father, 4 daughters
The sole survivor of the crash , mother Mary Rose Trinidad , is recovering in the hospital and is in stable condition. According to relatives, the family had been headed back from a vacation Friday afternoon when the crash happened.

US lists US$200b in Chinese goods to be hit with tariffs
A ship carrying US soybeans took off for China last week just before the Asian country's retaliatory tariffs went into effect. The International Monetary Fund has warned that a full-blown trade war could undermine the broadest global upswing in years.

President Trump Pardons Cattle Ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond
Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, a key protester according to The Chicago Tribune , was fatally shot on January 26 by Oregon State Police. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts.

92-year-old man beaten with a brick in Los Angeles
Though the initial goal for the GoFundMe was $15,000, the campaign has already surpassed $43,000 and is trending on the site. Rodriguez, who doesn't understand English, still has no idea why he was attacked, his grandson, Erik Mendoza, told KCBS .

The Rockets should sign Carmelo Anthony, but only under these conditions
Worryingly, his presence on the court saw the Thunder's team plus/minus rating slide to negative 14.3 during the playoffs. The Rockets are expected to vigorously pursue Anthony to replace Trevor Ariza , who signed with Phoenix.

Kylie Jenner gets rid of famous lip fillers
However, it looks like the new mum has had a change of heart and decided she now wants to rock a more natural look. And stop it she has. "It's annoying to keep going back, but you have the option of stopping it".

Trump sees Putin meeting as easiest of tour
Asked whether May should be replaced as prime minister, the USA president replied: "Well that's up to the people". Tusk recalled that the Europeans are spending more than Russian Federation and as much as China on defense.

Thai Cave Rescue: Sixth Boy Leaves, Six Soccer Players and Coach Remain
But although the eight were rescued, there were concerns they may have contracted an illness while in the cave. Last Monday they were discovered huddled on a narrow rock shelf deep within the flooded cave system.

Supreme Court nominee would shield Trump from Russian Federation probe: Democrats
Ed Markey spoke with 7News about Kavanaugh and said that "he will become a rubber stamp for a conservative, right-wing agenda". As of Tuesday, only one Senate Democrat up for re-election in a state that Trump won has announced that he's a no vote: Sen.

IHOP admits it 'faked' IHOb name change to promote new burgers
YouGov .com wrote that it was IHOP's highest Word of Mouth score since YouGov BrandIndex began tracking the franchise in 2012. The tweet also informed customers about 60-cent short stacks available on July 17 to celebrate the company's 60th birthday.

Antonio Conte returns to take Chelsea training
Chelsea's players remain unclear on who will take training when the technical work begins . The release is likely to cost the Blues a package of around £8m this summer.

Trump is being sued by his former chauffeur
Cintron was replaced in his role by the US Secret Service in 2016, when Trump became the Republican presidential nominee. The case is Cintron v Trump Organization LLC et al, New York State Supreme Court, New York County, No. 653424/2018.

Syrian air defenses repel missile attack on airbase
In May, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman warned that Israel will continue to attack targets, which threaten the Jewish State. The channel, quoting an unidentified military official, said the attack targeted the T4 air base with six missiles.

1950s Teen Heartthrob, Gay Icon Tab Hunter Dies At 86
The following year he enjoyed another star turn as Joe Hardy in the film adaptation of the musical " Damn Yankees! ". Warner Bros ., alert to the increasingly important youth market, signed him to a contract.