Billy Dee Williams wants to reprise his role as Lando Calrissian

April 13, 2013

Since Disney announced they’re making a new STAR WARS trilogy, we have all wondered who exactly will be involved. We know J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode 7, and we assume Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher will return as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia. But one person we haven’t heard too much from is Billy Dee Williams. Recently the actor posted on the following to his Facebook page.

“Everyone is still asking about the new Star Wars movie…. the best way to ensure that Billy Dee Williams will be in the new film is to FB, TWITTER, BLOG and tell Disney and Lucasfilm that you want to see LANDO again! Hopefully JJ will read the wishes and write in LANDO! UNTIL then…. here is all that is known: “I am in the dark with the actual plans that Disney and Lucasfilm have for the future of the “Star Wars” universe. I have heard the same rumors that the fans heard, that a new trilogy is being made, that spin-offs may be made, that we all [Mark, Carrie, Harrison and myself] are going to be reprising our roles in these projects. At this point in time, nothing has been confirmed about my participation and I have signed no contracts. I assure you that I would absolutely love to reprise my role of Lando Calrissian. He’s a character that I took great pride in creating on screen and have continued to be a part of when providing his voice for video games, the new “Star Wars Detours” cartoon and for various episodes of “Robot Chicken”, among other projects. It’s a lot of fun to keep Lando alive and I am eager to do it again, on film, when I get the call. I thank all the fans out there for their continued support and I hope to get the call from Disney and Lucasfilm real soon, until then, may the force be with us all!” ~ Billy Dee Williams

If you want to see more Lando, then do just that.  The great thing about the internet and social media is that the fans can make their voices heard!

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