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Star Wars fans can breathe a sigh of relief because it looks like we’ll get to see Lando again after all (Just to be clear, Lando’s not a system, he’s a man).
Fans, myself included, we’re pretty bummed to learn that Lando Calrissian is not appearing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But recent comments from Lawrence Kasdan, screenwriter of The Empire Strikes Back, hint at Lando’s return to the Star Wars universe.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Kasdan reveals, “Right now, there’s no Lando Calrissian in this movie. But Lando I don’t think is finished in any way, shape, or form.”
Earlier this year, Lando himself, Billy Dee Williams, dropped hints to Blastr that his character will show up again in a future Star Wars movie. Talking about his absence in The Force Awakens, he said,
Yeah, people were pretty upset about it. But I uh . . . I may very well . . . I have a feeling I’m going to show up . . . There’s nothing I can really discuss about it at this stage.
People think of me as the original cast, but I didn’t come in until the second movie. I did Empire and then I did Return of the Jedi, but I came in after everyone else was introduced . . . So I think they’re probably proceeding in that way.
I can’t imagine them not bringing Lando back. But we’ll see, I don’t know.
Kasden, who is one of the writers of the upcoming The Force Awakens movie, has also been announced as a writer of an untitled Star Wars anthology project. With the hints dropped so far, things are looking promising for the return of Lando, that ol’ smoothie.
Personally, I’d rather see a Lando spinoff movie over a Boba Fett movie. But I won’t get greedy.
I’m just happy that things are looking promising for the return of Lando.