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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.

Lando Calrissian and Boba Fett.

Lando Calrissian and Boba Fett.

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.

Images: Lucasfilm

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