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Billy Dee Williams Will Return For 'Star Wars: Episode IX' As Lando Calrissian

Billy Dee Williams Will Return For 'Star Wars: Episode IX' As Lando Calrissian

Billy Dee Williams is returning to Star Wars!

The 81-year-old actor will be reprising his role as galactic gambler Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Star Was: Episode IX, according to THR.

Billy Dee previously portrayed Lando in 1980′s Empire Strikes Back and 1983’s Return of the Jedi.

Rumors about Billy Dee‘s return to the Star Wars galaxy have increased in recent days when the actor bowed out of an upcoming sci-fi convention due to a conflict with a movie schedule.

In recent years, Billy Dee has been involved in the franchise, voicing Lando in various cartoon series and video games.

A younger version of Billy Dee‘s character Lando was also featured in this year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, played by Donald Glover.

Star Wars: Episode IX is set to hit theaters Dec. 20, 2019.

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