Lando Calrissian to Return in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

Billy Dee Williams' character from the original 'Star Wars' trilogy is mentioned by name in writer Michael Ardnt's treatment.

Star Wars: Episode VII will feature Lando Calrissian
Star Wars: Episode VII will feature Lando Calrissian
Earlier this month, it was confirmed that screenwriter Michael Arndt will write the script for Star Wars: Episode VII, based on his 50-page treatment that includes classic characters such as Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher). Today, we have word that Billy Dee Williams' Lando Calrissian is also included in the treatment.

We also know that this story takes place years after Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, so it makes sense that Lando is a part of the story. It isn't known how large his role is in the overall scheme of things, or if Billy Dee Williams will return, although we would have to imagine that he is chomping at the bit to reprise his famous role. In the original screenplay for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Lando died during the attack on the second Death Star.

The big question of who will direct Star Wars: Episode VII remains to be seen. Filmmakers such as Matthew Vaughn and Colin Trevorrow have been mentioned, although we have far more director denials than potential candidates. Top-flight directors such as Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, and Brad Bird have taken themselves out of the running in recent weeks.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.



Sources: Moviehole

Share this story yet?

0 0 0 0 0

RELATED STORIES

BEST OF THE WEB

Comments (7)

  1. sirdiddymus

    Grand Chancellor Calrissian

    2 years agoby @sirdiddymusFlag

  2. incmob

    COLT 45! Works everytime!

    2 years agoby @incmobFlag

  3. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I smell Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  4. Josh

    F*cking awesome.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  5. masterofthemoon

    Lando will be back with a blaster in one hand and a smooth Colt 45 in the other shinning his winning smile!

    2 years agoby @masterofthemoonFlag

  6. Writer220

    Let me guess, C3PO, R2D2, Chewbocca are also in it. And I bet some new characters.
    I would like to see this 50 treatment.

    2 years agoby @writer220Flag

  7. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Must pay the bills

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag