News: Billy Dee Williams To Return As Lando Calrissian In Episode IX

Billy Dee Williams is now officially set to reprise his role as Lando Calrissian, returning in Star Wars: Episode IX. After canceling an appearance at an upcoming convention due to a movie scheduling conflict, it was confirmed to THR that Williams is returning to the Star Wars franchise. He last portrayed Lando Calrissian in 1983's Return of the Jedi. The character made his debut in the 1980 Empire Strikes Back.

 Episode IX is being directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver. Keri Russell is one of the newest cast additions. 

No clues have been given about what direction Abrams will go with the finale of the trilogy, with many fans wondering if Abrams will undo anything that Rian Johnson laid out in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: Episode IX will be released on December 20, 2019.