When The Force Awakens was announced, and the return of Luke, Han, and Leia were revealed, fans were thrilled. But the question soon arose about what other original series characters would return as well.
Chewbacca is confirmed to return, but outside of those four, it’s unclear who might also join them. One man who definitely wants to return to Star Wars is Billy Dee Williams. Many fans were surprised that Londo was not revealed to be in The Force Awakens, and wondered if he would arrive at all in this new trilogy. The man himself gave his thoughts on this.
“Yeah, people were pretty upset about it. But I uh…I may very well…I have a feeling I’m going to show up. [Note: from the context Billy Dee Williams is talking about the sequel Trilogy in general and not just The Force Awakens] 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.”