lando in star wars episode 9

All bets are off: Billy Dee Williams is returning to Star Wars. The actor will reprise his role as the intergalactic gambler and former smuggler Lando in Star Wars Episode 9, marking his first big screen return to the role since 1983’s Return of the Jedi.

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Lando Calrissian Episode 9

After Yoda’s surprise appearance in writer/director Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, fans might be seeing another legacy character pop up in writer/director J.J. Abrams‘ upcoming sequel Star Wars: Episode 9. A new rumor indicates that a familiar face will be brought into the fold for the final film in the new trilogy, and it’s reportedly someone fans have been hoping to see on screen again for years.
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/Filmcast Ep. 469 – Solo: A Star Wars Story

David, Devindra, Jeff, and Patrick Willems discuss Lucasfilm’s latest standalone Star Wars film, Solo: A Star Wars Story, directed by Ron Howard and written by Jonathan & Lawrence Kasdan. Make sure to check out more of Patrick’s work via his YouTube channel and “The Internet’s Premiere Josh Hartnett Podcast” – We Heart HartnettBe sure to read Chris Evangelista’s review of Solo, Sam Adams review of Solo, and Ray Pride’s review of Solo.

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Lando Calrissian Movie

Solo: A Star Wars Story is still a little over a week away from hitting theaters, but the first reviews hit the web yesterday, and you’ll find that one character everyone can’t stop raving about is Lando Calrissian. Played by Donald Glover, the character brings the right amount of swagger and charm to Han Solo’s origin story, and it sounds like that might be enough for him to get a Star Wars Story of his own. Read More »

lando obi wan in the last jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi may have been about “letting the past die,” but Rian Johnson’s entry in the Star Wars saga saw a fair few familiar faces peppered throughout the film. But while a few famous characters played pivotal parts in helping the new generation get up on their feet, fans were left wondering why Lando Calrissian and Obi-Wan Kenobi were left out of the party. Now we have an answer.

Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi lie ahead.

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Donald Glover Lando Calrissian

The final verse of the 2010 song “Fuck It All” from Childish Gambino – the rap alias of multi-hyphenate Donald Glover – ends with this line: “To all my fans who sayin’ ‘Donald Glover ’bout to blow,’ just give me six months so you can say ‘I told you so.'” It’s hard to believe it’s been seven years since then, but Glover has indeed lived up to that promise: the dude has blown up in multiple entertainment fields, culminating with being cast as Lando Calrissian in Lucasfilm’s upcoming Han Solo movie.

In a new profile, the actor speaks about the director switch-up on that film, and we learn some more details about his meeting with original Lando actor Billy Dee Williams. Plus, there are new revelations about Glover’s roles in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Community that fans should find worthwhile.
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Donald Glover Lando

It feels like Disney and Lucasfilm’s young Han Solo Star Wars spin-off film has been shooting for ages already, and we still don’t even know what the official title is yet. We know Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) is playing the cocky young smuggler, but right now, it seems as if there might be even more interest surrounding actor/rapper Donald Glover’s portrayal of Han’s pal Lando Calrissian, the former owner of the Millennium Falcon. Glover hasn’t spoken much about stepping into the role famously played by Billy Dee Williams, but in a new interview, he opens up about the “complicated” character and describes how the experience has been so far. Spoiler alert: he’s loving it.
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Han Solo Lando Calrissian

Last week, Billy Dee Williams, the original Lando Calrissian, was “caught” having lunch with Donald Glover, the new Lando Calrissian. Naturally, the snapshot of them together quickly went viral, and got Star Wars fans speculating about what the two might have discussed. Now Williams himself has gone on the record to explain exactly what they talked about. In the process, he addressed the possibility of his appearing in Glover’s Han Solo spinoff, and seemingly confirmed some details about the plot of the movie.  Read More »

Han Solo Donald Glover Lando Calrissian

Disney’s Han Solo spinoff has found its Lando Calrissian. Over the summer word got out that Donald Glover had emerged as the frontrunner to play Han’s smooth-talking, sweet-space-cape-wearing buddy, and today Lucasfilm has made it official. Glover joins Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!), who was announced to play Han Solo at Star Wars Celebration a few months ago. See the Han Solo Donald Glover announcement below.  Read More »

Star Wars - Lando Calrissian comic book

The odds of successfully surviving Star Wars Bits is approximately 3,720 to 1. Here’s the lowdown on all the Star Wars goodies you can find out about after the jump:

  • Go behind the scenes of Star Wars Rebels second season premiere
  • Is Ben Mendelsohn in Star Wars: Rogue One or not?
  • Ewan McGregor bashes Kylo Ren, wants to return as Obi-Wan
  • Phantom Menace star Jake Lloyd arrested
  • Greg Grunberg hypes up Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Lando Calrissian comic book hits shelves in July
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 retail exclusive details
  • Sketches of Han Solo, Poe Dameron and Finn from Vanity Fair
  • How much will The Force Awakens make at the box office?
  • Star Wars Insider sparks debate about Luke in The Force Awakens

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