With everyone’s focus on the big three, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, and their inevitable return to Star Wars in Episode VII, some of the other very important characters of the galaxy far, far away have gotten pushed aside. Just a couple of days ago our man Chris shared Anthony Daniels’ thoughts about reprising his role as C-3PO. Well Billy Dee williams has some thoughts about returning as well.
Here’s what Williams said in a recent Facebook post:
“Everyone is still asking about the new Star Wars movie…. the best way to ensure that Billy Dee Williams will be in the new film is to FB, TWITTER, BLOG and tell Disney and Lucasfilm that you want to see LANDO again! Hopefully JJ will read the wishes and write in LANDO! UNTIL then…. here is all that is known: ‘I am in the dark with the actual plans that Disney and Lucasfilm have for the future of the ‘Star Wars’ universe. I have heard the same rumors that the fans heard, that a new trilogy is being made, that spin-offs may be made, that we all [Mark, Carrie, Harrison and myself] are going to be reprising our roles in these projects. At this point in time, nothing has been confirmed about my participation and I have signed no contracts. I assure you that I would absolutely love to reprise my role of Lando Calrissian. He’s a character that I took great pride in creating on screen and have continued to be a part of when providing his voice for video games, the new ‘Star Wars Detours’ cartoon and for various episodes of ‘Robot Chicken’, among other projects. It’s a lot of fun to keep Lando alive and I am eager to do it again, on film, when I get the call. I thank all the fans out there for their continued support and I hope to get the call from Disney and Lucasfilm real soon, until then, may the force be with us all!”
You think he wants to come back? I’m kidding of course. What do you think?
Doesn’t the man who blew up the second Death Star deserve a role no matter how small?