While at his Smooth Talking with Billy Dee panel, Williams confirmed he would not reprise his role of Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) April 13, 2017
For years there have been rumors of Williams returning to reprise his role in the new trilogy in the Star Wars Saga and fans have been all for it. But, it seems like Williams hasn’t been contacted or he just isn’t interested in doing it.
A younger version of Lando will appear in the Han Solo Star Wars anthology film played by Donald Glover. In a recent interview, Glover spoke about taking on the role:
There’s a lot of pressure when you walk down the street, people are like “yo I’m excited about that Lando thing” – I’m excited, it’s a respectful role, it’s really cool iconic role, you couldn’t say no to it. People are excited about it, but I also get to do it in a new way, and I take it really seriously, I’ve been studying everyday!
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