Although Star Wars: Episode IX has been in development for a while, not much is known about whether new characters will be introduced or whether series regulars will be brought back for this upcoming entry. However, a new rumor has emerged in regards to the return of one particular fan favorite. According to the Star Wars news site Fantha Tracks, it is said that Lando Calrissian will be in Episode IX with Billy Dee Williams to reprise the role.
Fantha Tracks has verified this with undisclosed sources, meaning that there is some potential of this being true. The website has provided rumors for other Star Wars projects including the Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff prior to this, with most of them confirmed to be correct. However, no statement from Lucasfilm has been released pertaining to this rumor, so it is equally likely that it could be invalid.
As Episode IX will begin filming this summer, we shall see if any official statement is made in the next few weeks. For the time being, fans of the iconic character can further anticipate Lando’s appearance in the Sequel Trilogy. In addition, the positive reception of young Lando in Solo: A Star Wars Story suggests that even general audiences can look forward to seeing him in the next film in this franchise.
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– Mark Tan
Source: Fantha Tracks
Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled for release on December 20, 2019.
Directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode IX stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, and John Boyega.