Simply because Donald Glover is taking part in a younger Lando Calrissian within the upcoming anthology film Han Solo: A Star Wars Story doesn’t suggest Billy Dee Williams is completed with the character. Although the iconic Star Wars actor has given no trace as to the place the a lot older Lando could seem subsequent. Earlier this week, Williams met with Glover to debate the function of Lando within the Han Solo film. And now Billy Dee Williams is sharing some ideas about that fateful lunch and the place he stands by way of the Star Wars universe.
Throughout his dialog with The Hollywood Reporter, Billy Dee Williams dropped two crucial hints about not simply the Star Wars anthology that can see Donald Glover taking on his function, but in addition his personal potential return in a future Star Wars film.
At the moment, there was no point out that Billy Dee Williams will return in Star Wars eight, which is formally titled Star Wars: The Final Jedi. Many suspect that he’s being saved for the third and last chapter in The Drive Awakens trilogy. Williams would not affirm that. However he does say this.
“I am not saying goodbye to that character. It is nonetheless very a lot part of my life. I created that character.”
Williams would not say a lot concerning the upcoming Star Wars sequels, if something in any respect. However he did contact on the Star Wars spin-off that can recycle his character at a way more youthful age. And he really presents up a touch concerning the story line. Requested if he is mentioned the Younger Han and Lando journey together with his former co-star Harrison Ford, Billy Dee says this, giving an enormous trace as to what we will count on from the film.
“Yeah, this one is about how we established our relationship and the query of the Millennium Falcon. I’ve not spoken with [Harrison Ford], he is too busy.”
Billy Dee Williams went onto discuss his properly documented lunch with Donald Glover. Requested if there was any manner Glover may very well be as cool because the early model of Lando, Williams playfully scoffed. No, in fact not. That may be unattainable, proper? Billy Dee says this.
Nicely, no one’s as cool as me. (Laughs.) That is a troublesome approach to go. No, I am solely joking. Donald is eclectic, I believe that is actually necessary significantly for the character of Lando. He’s significantly eclectic in the way in which he approaches his artwork. After I talked to him I actually bought the sense of him being a cosmopolitan individual.
Final yr, Billy Dee Williams stated he thought the producers behind the brand new Star Wars films ought to simply go away Lando alone. Williams has now clarified these statements. He says this about resurrecting Lando for the massive display screen.
“To me, I suppose what it’s that I determine a lot with Lando. I imply, Lando has been very a lot part of my life for over 30 years. After I exit and do conventions and stuff like that, although folks know me from all the opposite issues that I’ve finished, definitely [Lando] takes priority. I simply by no means considered anyone else being Lando. I simply see myself as Lando.”
Billy Dee Williams later remarked that he’d like to have a cameo in Han Solo, however Lucasfilm and Disney haven’t requested him but. With reference to Williams’ feedback concerning the Millennium Falcon, it was famous latest Funko Smuggler’s Bounty toy field claims Lando is the one who teaches Han Solo how you can ‘fly a ship’. Lucasfilm story group members Pablo Hidalgo and Matt Martin haven’t responded to requests about this official piece of merchandise, with followers questioning if the ship in query is the Falcon, or if Lando straight up taught Han Solo how you can be a pilot.