Monday, January 12, 2015

Confirmed: Billy Dee Williams To Return As Lando In 'Rebels'

By: Benjamin Hart

Hello, what have we here?

The coolest guy in the Galaxy has been surprisingly absent from Star Wars for some time now, especially from The Force Awakens, leaving fans wondering when we'll get to see him again. Well wonder no longer, Entertainment Weekly just confirmed that Lando Calrissian, voiced by none other than Billy Dee Williams, will be appearing in the upcoming Star Wars Rebels episode "Idiot's Array". They released an awesome video featuring Billy Dee and the Rebels crew discussing Lando's return, which you can watch here! Also included was a description of the episode;

"In the episode, Zeb loses the droid Chopper to Calrissian in a game of cards, and the crew of the Ghost agrees to help him make a dangerous run to get their astromech back. But when Lando plots a scheme to trade Hera for secret cargo, “the crew gets far more than it bargained for.”"

Rebels takes place approximately 4 years prior to A New Hope, which means this will be Lando's first chronological appearance in Star Wars canon. Executive Producer Dave Filoni says that Lando is, " still working on all of his moves, all of his strategies,” And Billy Dee Williams adds that this is, "a real good introduction to who he is [and] all the things you've heard about him."

"Idiot's Array" is set to premiere Monday, January 19th at 9pm ET/PT on Disney XD. If you're a Disney XD subscriber you can watch the episode right now by clicking here!

Source: EW

Update: You can now watch the the video on YouTube!

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