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Thread started 07/10/18 1:59am

Dancelot

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So Billy Dee Williams is coming back as Lando Calrissian in EP9

now ain't that cool news

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-wars-billy-dee-williams-returning-as-lando-calrissian-xi-1125818


Billy Dee Williams is returning to a galaxy far, far away.

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 is set to begin 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 confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Williams will indeed be returning to the Star Wars film franchise for the first time since 1983’s Return of the Jedi. The Lando Calrissian character made his suave debut in 1980's 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 year’s 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 is set to open Dec. 20, 2019.

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Reply #1 posted 07/10/18 8:01am

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Reply #2 posted 07/10/18 1:17pm

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The best news Star Wars has had in 2018.

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Reply #3 posted 07/10/18 2:31pm

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Should have been at the end of Last Jedi, saving princess leia and the rest of the rebels

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Reply #4 posted 07/10/18 5:32pm

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I'm giving up on the shit storm franchise Star Wars. They will get none of my money until they make movies as good as the originals. They made Skywalker into a complete pussy in the last film and sick of all the SJW bullshit.

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Reply #5 posted 07/10/18 5:45pm

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It's nice to have him back. I wasn't excited about IX without Carrie but this helps.
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Reply #6 posted 07/10/18 8:53pm

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Great news.....but I hope they don't kill him off beg

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Reply #7 posted 07/12/18 5:31pm

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Goddess4Real said:

Great news.....but I hope they don't kill him off beg



He's the only one left right? Well... him and Chewie.

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Reply #8 posted 07/12/18 5:31pm

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Wait.... it's a prequel right? Like Rouge 1?

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Reply #9 posted 07/12/18 8:13pm

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paintedlady said:

Wait.... it's a prequel right? Like Rouge 1?

no it is Ep IX...

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Reply #10 posted 07/12/18 10:04pm

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paintedlady said:

Goddess4Real said:

Great news.....but I hope they don't kill him off beg



He's the only one left right? Well... him and Chewie.

and C-3PO and yoda

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Reply #11 posted 07/12/18 10:43pm

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Goddess4Real said:

paintedlady said:



He's the only one left right? Well... him and Chewie.

and C-3PO and yoda

Mark Hamill said something I took as he was going to be in IX. We do not know if he his dead... that could have been a 2nd projection.

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Reply #12 posted 07/13/18 10:36am

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Should have been at the end of Last Jedi, saving princess leia and the rest of the rebels


You know, I honestly thought he was going to answer that distress call.

My guess is he arrives in the movie right on the tail end of the rescue in VIII.

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Reply #13 posted 07/13/18 12:00pm

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Tired of all the original characters being killed off--done.

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Reply #14 posted 07/13/18 12:59pm

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namepeace said:

kpowers said:

Should have been at the end of Last Jedi, saving princess leia and the rest of the rebels


You know, I honestly thought he was going to answer that distress call.

My guess is he arrives in the movie right on the tail end of the rescue in VIII.

I think a lot more people would have liked Last Jedi better if that had happen, plus kinda makes sense since they had Luke Skywalker come in at the end of the Force Awakens. Plus it leads into Solo. What a missed opportunity, oh well.

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Reply #15 posted 07/13/18 8:36pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

paintedlady said:

Wait.... it's a prequel right? Like Rouge 1?

no it is Ep IX...

thumbs up! well, I hope he is up for lots of action sequences! He's old af now.

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