Billy Dee Williams Praises ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Billy Dee Williams who played the character Lando Calrissian in the original Star Wars trilogy loved the film Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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One of the Star Wars saga’s iconic figures has given his praise for the latest spinoff film Solo, as well as a certain character he holds close to his heart.

Star Wars fans are definitely excited to see the famed smuggler Han Solo’s origin story in Disney and Lucasfilm‘s Solo, but some are more excited to see another character from Han’s backstory. Donald Glover’s performance of Lando Calrissian is something fans are heavily anticipating when they check out the latest Star Wars Story later this May. The role of Lando was made famous by actor Billy Dee Williams who was also excited to see his character back on the screen. And it now appears Billy Dee is all for Solo and has officially declared the torch of Lando passed to Donald Glover. According to a reporter, Billy Dee Williams “loved” the film.

It is no secret that Billy Dee Williams is a class act, but to receive that kind of praise form the original Lando is nothing short of game-changing. Donald Glover is an insanely talented individual and it appears his portrayal of the future Cloud City administrator is right on the money. Billy Dee Williams praise of the Ron Howard directed film should be all fans need to convince them to make it to the theater in less than 12 parsecs when Solo arrives in theaters later this month.

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Here is the synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story:

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

Directed by Ron Howard from a script written by Lawrence Kasdan and son Jon Kasdan, the film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany and Ian Kenny.

Solo: A Star Wars Story will be released in theaters May 25, 2018.