Well this is great news and I would say it’s about freakin’ time too! Some of you may ask, why wasn’t Lando Calrissian in Star Wars Episode 7 “The Force Awakens” and Episode 8 “The Last Jedi”? Doing a little googling, I read that while Billy Dee was willing to play the character again, I’ve read he wasn’t needed in the new movies. I guess the writers didn’t have a place for him in the stories of the first two movies. Now it looks like they are finally ready for a Lando return for Episode 9.
That’s understandable why they need Billy Dee to reprise Lando finally ’cause without trying to reveal major spoilers of the first two movies — Harrison, Carrie and Mark Hamill won’t be able to return to Episode IX. This means that Disney/Lucasfilm is in desperate need of a leading star and since this is a continuing series of the original trilogy they need to continue to bring back older characters from the original trilogy so fans can still feel “nostalgic”.
Details of the plot for Episode IX is unknown as of this point and it’s pretty likely that Lando Calrissian will be the leading star in the next one. It’s looking like Rey will be teaming up with Lando so they can help destroy the First Order and Kylo Ren. It’s looking like Lando and Chewie will be flying the Millennium Falcon again for some more flying action like they did in “Return of the Jedi”. Well, I would think Rey would need someone who knows how to fly the Falcon while she’s out doing other things and she probably goes to Cloud City to ask Lando for some help.
I’m glad the original Lando is finally coming back. Even though Billy Dee hasn’t played Lando in years, I’m sure he’ll kill it still.
I don’t know why so many hate episode 7 and 8. I think Disney is doing a great job with the Star Wars movies. I love all the films so far. Screw the haters.