I think many fans, myself included were a little disappointed when there was no mention of Lando Calrissian at all across either Star Wars: The Force Awakens or The Last Jedi. I’ll even admit I would have much rather seen Lando sitting in that cell on Canto Bight, instead of Benicio Del Toro’s DJ character.
So are we fans being a little deluded to hope that Lando somehow makes an appearance, and 81 year old actor Billy Dee Williams get a final chance to play the charming rogue once more in Star Wars: Episode 9? Probably, but you never know, right?
Talking of which, we have a tweet sent out by MegaCon Orlando where Billy Dee Williams made an appearance. The tweet seeks to affirm Billy Dee Williams training schedule is going well. Right or wrong, this has led fans to start speculating about whether this means Lando will appear in Star Wars: Episode 9. After all, it seems strange for Billy Dee Williams to suddenly start a training regime, a similar sounding situation to that of the late Carrie Fisher as she got herself into shape for 2015’s The Force Awakens. Here is the tweet from MegaCon Orlando.
Fun Billy Dee Williams fact: Billy just had his 81st birthday. He’s training 3 times a week with a trainer and has a whole new diet.
— MegaCon Orlando (@MegaConOrlando) May 25, 2018
So what do you folks think, is this a completely unrelated update on the fitness of Billy Dee Williams or a cryptic hint that Lando Calrissian himself will make an appearance in Star Wars: Episode 9? Time will tell as it can’t be too long now before we start to hear about any new cast members, as production is set to start on Star Wars: Episode 9 very soon. Share your thoughts in the comments section below, we all want Lando back, right?
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SOURCE: MegaCon Orlando (via Twitter)