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Billy Dee Williams is lobbying for a return as Lando in Star Wars: Episode VII

Mar. 8, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Billy Dee Williams has milked his Lando persona as much as any of the other stars of the classic trilogy, but he is the only name we have heard nothing about in relation to STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. What's up with that?

At a recent comic convention in Seattle, Williams stated that no one from Lucasfilm or Disney has contacted him about any upcoming STAR WARS films, including the proposed Han Solo prequel which Lando would have to figure into prominently. Williams stated simply:

"No one can play Lando but me."

So, here is my suggestion: film a wraparound story for the Han Solo movie featuring old Harrison Ford and Billy Dee discussing the old days. it may be a cheesy flashback device, but it would allow us to see Original Recipe Lando one more time.

For now, we will have to make due with the likelihood that Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher will be our link to the STAR WARS of old. But, can you tell me you don't want a little more Lando?

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII is slated for a 2015 release, at the earliest.

Source: Cinema Blend

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3:53PM on 03/25/2013
I'm sure Lando will make an appearance; I wonder was he's been up since the Battle of Endor ended....
I'm sure Lando will make an appearance; I wonder was he's been up since the Battle of Endor ended....
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11:01AM on 03/11/2013

come on....

Bring back the "Deez"! What the hell, might as well bring him back, the galaxy needs a space pimp. The closest thing to that in the prequel was Mace Windu.
Bring back the "Deez"! What the hell, might as well bring him back, the galaxy needs a space pimp. The closest thing to that in the prequel was Mace Windu.
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12:27AM on 03/11/2013
Maybe Lando's cameo will be his appearance at Han Solo's funeral. Too soon?
Maybe Lando's cameo will be his appearance at Han Solo's funeral. Too soon?
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12:26AM on 03/11/2013
Maybe Lando's cameo will be his appearance at Han Solo's funeral. Too soon?
Maybe Lando's cameo will be his appearance at Han Solo's funeral. Too soon?
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6:41PM on 03/10/2013

LOL

Oh, and maybe you'll get to wear that ridiculous gold cape thing again...LOL
Oh, and maybe you'll get to wear that ridiculous gold cape thing again...LOL
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6:40PM on 03/10/2013

LOL

Oh, and maybe you'll get to wear that ridiculous gold cape thing again...LOL
Oh, and maybe you'll get to wear that ridiculous gold cape thing again...LOL
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6:40PM on 03/10/2013

MEH....

Whatever....relax Lando! LOL, 3 whole movies, I'm sure they'll find a cameo piece for you somewhere. The movie is not going to be you old dudes trying to save the galaxy again so chilax dood! I guarantee that Hamil, Fisher, and Ford are not going to be the main characters anyway, maybe Hamil will have the biggest role filling in the Jedi Order but they are really going to be assisting roles, small assisting roles...where they should be. So, to squeeze Lando in probably won't be a big deal,
Whatever....relax Lando! LOL, 3 whole movies, I'm sure they'll find a cameo piece for you somewhere. The movie is not going to be you old dudes trying to save the galaxy again so chilax dood! I guarantee that Hamil, Fisher, and Ford are not going to be the main characters anyway, maybe Hamil will have the biggest role filling in the Jedi Order but they are really going to be assisting roles, small assisting roles...where they should be. So, to squeeze Lando in probably won't be a big deal, probably got your Sky City back.
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6:10AM on 03/10/2013
Go, Billy, Go!
Go, Billy, Go!
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10:32AM on 03/09/2013

Hahaha.

File this under No Shit. Was he gonna tell them he was too nusy?
File this under No Shit. Was he gonna tell them he was too nusy?
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6:41PM on 03/10/2013
I hate it when actors get too nusy....just hate it!!
I hate it when actors get too nusy....just hate it!!
7:38AM on 03/09/2013
Def be nice to see him grace the screen again.
Def be nice to see him grace the screen again.
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10:57PM on 03/08/2013
They have to fit him in somewhere. We're talking about 3 whole movies here...
They have to fit him in somewhere. We're talking about 3 whole movies here...
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10:53PM on 03/08/2013

Respect

Lando flew the Millennium Falcon and destroyed the Death Star II (with Wedge). Bring back Billy!
Lando flew the Millennium Falcon and destroyed the Death Star II (with Wedge). Bring back Billy!
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9:15PM on 03/08/2013

I WANT LANDO BACK IN STAR WARS

YES DAMNIT... BRING LANDO BACK!!!!!
YES DAMNIT... BRING LANDO BACK!!!!!
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8:23PM on 03/08/2013
Out of all of the characters that I want to return, I think I want Lando to return the most. Lando and Chewbacca.
Out of all of the characters that I want to return, I think I want Lando to return the most. Lando and Chewbacca.
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7:15PM on 03/08/2013
I'm hoping for both Williams' to return (Billy Dee and John, of course).
I'm hoping for both Williams' to return (Billy Dee and John, of course).
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6:29PM on 03/08/2013
I heard a rumor that Michael Arndt's script has a sizable role for Lando. But you know, rumors and all that.

I'll say this...Williams is the only of the old cast members that still has all the swagger of 30 years ago.

Still, I'm hoping this movie largely follows new characters, with the old cast members filling roles similar to Yoda and Obi Wan in the original trilogy.
I heard a rumor that Michael Arndt's script has a sizable role for Lando. But you know, rumors and all that.

I'll say this...Williams is the only of the old cast members that still has all the swagger of 30 years ago.

Still, I'm hoping this movie largely follows new characters, with the old cast members filling roles similar to Yoda and Obi Wan in the original trilogy.
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6:25PM on 03/08/2013

Billy Dee! Billy Dee! Billy Dee!

That is all!
That is all!
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6:12PM on 03/08/2013

The old smoothie returns?!

This deal is getting better all the time!
This deal is getting better all the time!
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5:57PM on 03/08/2013
Donald Glover for young Lando, if that's a role they're casting.
Donald Glover for young Lando, if that's a role they're casting.
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5:43PM on 03/08/2013

The Original Cloud city pimp

Attention, this is lando calrissian! All ho's report to my room....cold colt 45's for all.
Attention, this is lando calrissian! All ho's report to my room....cold colt 45's for all.
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5:31PM on 03/08/2013
No!!!......Can't we just have a new story with new characters? :'(
No!!!......Can't we just have a new story with new characters? :'(
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11:00PM on 03/08/2013
I agree with you, man. I am more excited for the proposed character films than episodes VII, VIII and VIIII. I would love to see a fresh take on the rich world of Star Wars. Trying to figure out some way to stuff the 60-70 year old cast of the original into the new film is a bad place to start.
I agree with you, man. I am more excited for the proposed character films than episodes VII, VIII and VIIII. I would love to see a fresh take on the rich world of Star Wars. Trying to figure out some way to stuff the 60-70 year old cast of the original into the new film is a bad place to start.
1:00AM on 03/09/2013
Thank you!
Thank you!
5:12PM on 03/08/2013

Only 1 there is...

I'd love to see Billy Dee return, he's part of the original cast after all. But, much like The Walking Dead, if they cast any new black guy, that'll be their quota, and there'll be no room for him. :( I don't make the rules, I just have to live by them.
I'd love to see Billy Dee return, he's part of the original cast after all. But, much like The Walking Dead, if they cast any new black guy, that'll be their quota, and there'll be no room for him. :( I don't make the rules, I just have to live by them.
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6:32PM on 03/08/2013
There were a grand total of four speaking roles in last week's episode (five if you count the hitchhiker) two of the actors were black...and yet the writers couldn't come up with anything the two black characters might say to each other. ZERO dialog between Morgan and Michonne
There were a grand total of four speaking roles in last week's episode (five if you count the hitchhiker) two of the actors were black...and yet the writers couldn't come up with anything the two black characters might say to each other. ZERO dialog between Morgan and Michonne
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5:05PM on 03/08/2013

Hahaha.

File this under No Shit. Was he gonna tell them he was too busy?
File this under No Shit. Was he gonna tell them he was too busy?
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4:57PM on 03/08/2013
I'd rather see Lando return than Luke.
I'd rather see Lando return than Luke.
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