Some weeks back our friends over at FanthaTracks had the exclusive that Billy Dee Williams will be reprising his role as Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: Episode IX. Just moments ago, a second confirmation was delivered by Borys Kit, at The Hollywood Reporter.

The actor, who famously played the galactic gambler Lando Calrissian, will reprise the role for Star Wars: Episode IX, the next Star Wars installment from Lucasfilm.

This reveal was sort of expected by many in the fandom that Billy Dee Williams would return to finish out the sequel saga. Especially after the amazing response from fans at the return of the character in Solo: A Star Wars Story. There the role played by Donald Glover, reminded many of the amazing draws of one of our favorite scoundrels. The question that rises to the surface is the current state of Lando Calrissian during this tumultuous time in the galaxy. Is the character well-off and ready to help this fledgling rebellion or, just making his way across the galaxy by the skin of this teeth? In either case, it will be marvelous to see him again across the big screen.

Congratulations to Fanthatracks on the scoop and Borys for the confirmation.

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