Lando Calrissian joins Star Wars:Rebels

Billy Dee Williams’ return in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” remains unknown, some speculate that the filmmakers may be saving his appearance for Episode 8. As a beloved character who first appeared in the original trilogy’s second installment, his comeback in the new trilogy’s second film would make for a satisfying nod to the franchise’s history.

For fans who can’t wait for Lando’s return, there’s good news. Williams will be reprising his role in the eleventh episode of Series 1, titled “Idiot’s Array.” In this episode, Zeb loses Chopper in a game of Sabacc to none other than Lando Calrissian.

Williams is now the third original trilogy star to make a comeback, following James Earl Jones as Darth Vader and Frank Oz as Yoda. It’s an exciting time for fans to see their favorite characters return to the big screen.