Billy Dee Williams Set to Return as Lando Calrissian in Next Star Wars Film

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Billy Dee Williams will once again return to the role of Lando Calrissian for the next Star Wars film.

Williams last appeared as Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in 1983, however Donald Glover played a younger version of the character recently in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Star Wars: Episode IX is expected to begin filming later this summer, with J.J. Abrams directing. Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver are set to return, along with new cast member Keri Russell.

Episode IX is scheduled to premiere on December 20, 2019.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter / Image: Lucasfilm