Billy Dee Williams Returning for Star Wars Episode 9

Billy Dee Williams is reprising his role as Lando Calrissian in the untitled Star Wars Episode 9.

Last seen in Return Of The Jedi, Lando has not been seen yet in the sequel trilogy launched by JJ Abrams.

Per The Hollywood Reporter:

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.