Disney Plus announces new Star Wars series are in the works including Ahsoka Tano, Rangers of the New Republic, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and more. Hayden Christensen will also be returning as Darth Vader in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. The Cassian Andor series is announced. The Taika Waititi Star Wars movie is also announced to be in official development. …
Solo star Donald Glover is again rumored to be returning to the role of Lando Calrissian for a series on Disney Plus. The Star Wars YouTube fan site Kessel Run Transmissions says that Donald Glover has signed or is close to signing a new deal to return as Lando. No further details are known but …
Rumors again surround Lando Calrissian, this time for Disney Plus and possibly involving Darth Maul and more. Recently saw Disney announce a new Star Wars project from J.D. Dillard and Matt Owens, with the Lords of the Long Box offering it could involve Lando. Now YouTuber Grace Randolph adds to the rumor two-fold: Randolph says …
A new Star Wars project is announced, which could possibly be for Lando Calrissian, as J.D. Dillard and Matt Owens are developing something for Disney and LucasFilm. THR reports J.D. Dillard, best known for writing and directing the sci-fi thriller Sleight, and Matt Owens, a writer on Marvel TV shows Luke Cage and Agents of …
Update: The translation from the French site was incorrect and a Lando Calrissian movie is not in the works: Correct translation: “We would love to tell a story about Lando Calrissian one day, but it’s not relevant, it would be fun to tell the story of Han and Chewie…” Original article: Sorry, Obi-Wan Kenobi fans, Lando …
Lawrence Kasdan lets it be known Star Wars: The Force Awakens does not feature Lando Calrissian, who was played by Billy Dee Williams in the original Trilogy.
“Right now, there’s no Lando Calrissian in this movie,” Kasdan told Vanity Fair.
However, that doesn’t necessarily mean Lando won’t eventually be seen in a future Star Wars movie.
“Lando I don’t think is finished in any way, shape, or form,” he added.
Worth a mention is that Lando Calrissian and Billy Dee Williams didn’t appear until Empire Strikes Back, the second movie of the original trilogy and written by Kasdan, so perhaps they will follow a similar route and have Lando back for Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Billy Dee Williams hasn’t been shy about returning to Star Wars, so it looks likely we’ll eventually see Lando Calrissian in some capacity.
Regarding Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Kasdan offers: “And this new movie, first of all, it’s turning out really great. J.J. directed it so beautifully, and it’s so exhilarating and everything. It’s a big movie. It’s full of wonderful stuff, incident and character stuff and jokes and effects. One of the things that we always refocus on from the get-go was that it not be one of these very long, bloated blockbusters.”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has a December 18, 2015 release directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer.
Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.
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We hear from another actor interested in having a role in the new Star Wars movies, and this time it’s from Star Wars veteran actor Billy Dee Williams.
Of course Williams played Lando Calrissian, the original owner of the Millennium Falcon and was last seen as a General in the Rebel army.
According to TMZ, no one has as-of-yet reached out to Billy Dee Williams about the new Star Wars movie, but when asked if he was interested replied, “I suppose so.”
It’s recently been confirmed that the next Star Wars movie will feature original characters with it even said that Disney plans on releasing two to three films per year.
Lando Calrissian has always been a fan-favorite character and most likely would be welcomed back.
Star Wars Episode VII has a 2015 release date.
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