Oh boy. You thought you had seen the last of Lando with the most recent Star Wars installment, A Star Wars Story: SOLO. There have been rumours flying around, nothing major or proving that Billy will be reprising, however, The Hollywood Report has confirmed (through their sources) that the actor will be returning. As of yet, we are unsure how or where Lando will appear in the movie and with big misses with his best bud Han dying and also the late Carrie Fisher also confirmed to be in the movie also. I would how Lando will pan out.
After the disappointment of The Last Jedi, fans have been crying out for someone else to reappear from the original movies to give them that nostalgic feeling they miss while they also need their answer for some very important characters from the originals. A lot cried for Billy to come back as Lando but, of course, wasn’t down to him. Rian Johnson did confirm he tried to find a way to get Lando back but it just couldn’t fit with his idea.
“Of course I’d love to see Lando. In terms of Lando, I briefly considered — would he work in the Benicio [del Toro] part, [DJ],” Johnson explained to The Playlist. “I don’t think you would ever buy that Lando would just completely betray the characters like that and have that level of moral ambiguity. Cause we love Lando and you’d come into it with that [expectation]. And also, DJ, the character that they met, for the purposes of Finn’s character, had to be a morally ambiguous character that you’re not sure about, that you’re guessing about, and we already know that we love the character of Lando so it just wouldn’t have played in that part story-wise.”
Episode IX hits theaters on December 20, 2019.