Monday, May 18, 2015

Lawrence Kasdan Confirms No Lando in 'The Force Awakens', Hints at Future for the Character

By: Dominic Jones

Ever since the original cast announcement for Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, fans have been wondering why Billy Dee Williams was not included as Lando, and if we'd be seeing him in the film.  The Force Awakens co-writer Lawrence Kasdan recently spoke with Vanity Fair and the Lando question was raised.  Unfortunately Kasdan did confirm that Lando won't be in the film, but he suggested that there was more Lando stories in the future.  Kasdan said,

"Right now, there’s no Lando Calrissian in this movie. But Lando I don’t think is finished in any way, shape, or form."

Many have speculated that Lando may appear in Episode VIII, mimicking how Lando was introduced in the second film of the Original trilogy, by waiting until the second film of the sequel trilogy to bring Lando back.   It definitely sounds like that's a possibility, but keep in mind Kasdan is over seeing a lot more in Star Wars than just The Force Awakens and he could be referring to Lando's recent appearance in the Season One episode of Star Wars Rebels, "Idiot's Array."  And it has also been confirmed that Lando will be returning in Season Two of Rebels, so Kasdan could be referring to that.

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