Lando saw a return to the big screen with Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Billy Dee Williams is set to reprise the role that he originated with Star Wars: Episode IX. Some new character images have leaked online, and we get our first look at Old Man Lando.
Check him out:
A few characters from E9. Lando seems to be back in his old Solo outfit. pic.twitter.com/Efh5Fl6Xy4— That Junkman (@ThatJunkman) March 27, 2019
It looks like the movie will be lifting off directly from Lando’s look in Solo, what with the yellow shirt and black cape with a blue interior. I also think it’s cool that they gave Lando a cane, seeing that Williams himself is known to sport a cane during public appearances.
Rumor has it that Lando will have a very small role in the film akin to that of Maz Kanata in The Force Awakens, but I’m hopeful that he gets to do something more important in the film. After Solo, we now have a good idea of Lando’s relationship with the Falcon, and it would be nice if we could get some kind of reunion between Lando and L3, one way or another.
As of now, fans have accepted the fact that Lucasfilm may be giving us our first teaser and title reveal for Episode IX in the upcoming Star Wars Celebration. Since 2015, we’ve gotten used to getting a Star Wars movie every year, so you can imagine the hype that’s building up after such a long wait for a new SW film.
Star Wars: Episode IX is set to hit theaters Dec. 20.