Despite his character reportedly popping up in the treatment for the film, Billy Dee Williams says he hasn’t yet been contacted about reprising Lando Calrissian for the next “Star Wars” movie.
Urging readers to get the message to “Star Wars Episode 7” director J.J Abrams that they’d like Lando to return for the new film (set after the events of 1983’s “Return of the Jedi”), Williams wrote on his Facebook page :
“I am in the dark with the actual plans that Disney and Lucasfilm have for the future of the “Star Wars” universe. I have heard the same rumors that the fans heard, that a new trilogy is being made, that spin-offs may be made, that we all [Mark, Carrie, Harrison and myself] are going to be reprising our roles in these projects. At this point in time, nothing has been confirmed about my participation and I have signed no contracts. I assure you that I would absolutely love to reprise my role of Lando Calrissian. He’s a character that I took great pride in creating on screen and have continued to be a part of when providing his voice for video games, the new “Star Wars Detours” cartoon and for various episodes of “Robot Chicken”, among other projects. It’s a lot of fun to keep Lando alive and I am eager to do it again, on film, when I get the call. I thank all the fans out there for their continued support and I hope to get the call from Disney and Lucasfilm real soon, until then, may the force be with us all!” ~ Billy Dee Williams”
Who doesn’t want Lando back!? Of course we do!