While Rian Johnson couldn’t find a worthy-enough spot for him in last year’s “The Last Jedi” (though he did briefly consider having Lando be Benicio del Toro’s DJ), if the actor’s new lifestyle changes suggest anything J.J Abrams might have found a spot for the legendary Billy Dee Williams in “Star Wars : Episode IX”.
The 81-year-old actor has started dieting and working out, according to the MegaCon Orlando Twitter. Considering both Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill did the same thing, shortly before shooting their work on the recent “Star Wars” films, there’s the possibility that this might mean the original ‘Lando’ is back for the final instalment of the current “Star Wars” series.
Fun Billy Dee Williams fact: Billy just had his 81st birthday. He’s training 3 times a week with a trainer and has a whole new diet.
— MegaCon Orlando (@MegaConOrlando) May 25, 2018
The tentatively titled “Star Wars : Episode IX” begins shooting in July.