Entertainment 'Star Wars' fans are delighted that Billy Dee Williams will return as Lando in 'Episode IX,' but some are worried it means he'll die in the movie

03:35  11 july  2018
03:35  11 july  2018 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

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J.J. Abrams knows what your Star Wars comfort food looks like, and it looks like Billy Dee Williams swaggering across the screen as Lando Calrissian.

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Warning: This post contains spoilers for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and "The Last Jedi."

Lando Calrissian is returning to the "Star Wars" franchise.

The original Lando, Billy Dee Williams, is reprising his role as the suave smuggler for next year's "Episode IX," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Williams played Lando in the original trilogy's "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi," while Donald Glover played a young Lando in this year's standalone film "Solo: A Star Wars Story."

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Billy Dee Williams might return as Lando Calrissian in Star Wars : Episode IX . The young version of Lando , played by Donald Glover, is taking the Star Wars fandom by storm in Solo: A Star Wars Story, so much so he might get his own spin-off movie .

Star Wars : Billy Dee Williams returning for Episode IX . Will a similar fate befall Lando in Episode IX ? It ’s hard to say as he ’s not nearly as central a character. We’ ll find out when Star Wars : Episode IX opens in theaters Dec.

Billy Dee Williams, Harrison Ford posing for the camera: Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian and Harrison Ford as Han Solo in 'Star Wars'. © Lucasfilm Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian and Harrison Ford as Han Solo in 'Star Wars'. Williams' Lando is one of just a few characters from the original trilogy likely to reprise their roles in "Episode IX" along with Chewbacca, R2-D2, and C-3PO. Harrison Ford's Han Solo and Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker both died in "The Force Awakens" and "The Last Jedi," respectively. General Leia Organa survived "The Last Jedi," but actress Carrie Fisher passed away in December 2016.

Fans are thrilled that Williams is returning, but given that both Han and Luke have died in the new trilogy, some are worried that Lando will be the one to perish this time around.

People are obviously excited about Williams returning:

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