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Billy Dee Williams confirmed to return for STAR WARS: EPISODE IX

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New Star Wars: Episode IX news overnight as original cast member Billy Dee Williams is confirmed to return.

It is not yet known how Lando Calrissian will return to the fold. It’s likely that in their hour of need the rebels will turn to only of the only surviving original characters to remain.

The news was confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. Williams debuted as the fan-favorite Lando in 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back and made his second and last appearance in 1983’s Return of the Jedi. The actor has often returned to voice the character in animated and gaming forms, including Star Wars Rebels and the Star Wars: Battlefront series.

J.J. Abrams returns to direct the latest outing in the franchise. Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters on December 20, 2019


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