Rian Johnson has been speaking about Lando Calrissian. The comments are potentially spoiler heavy so please only read this post if you are comfortable with some The Last Jedi spoilers...
Rian Johnson has revealed that Lando Calrissian will not be appearing in The Last Jedi. Many Star Wars fans, myself included will find this to be quite sad news as week secretly harboured hopes for a Billy Dee Williams cameo in the new movie. Rian Johnson comments feature in the excellent EW coverage this week. Check that out in full at the source link. Below are Rian comments-
Kind words there from Rian, but it does appear as though Lucasfilm's position on this trilogy might be to focus on the original trio of Star Wars characters, in closing their stories down and handing over to the new characters. It might be that the new guys will take custody of the droids, Chewbacca and the Millennium Falcon.
Breznican does suggest that Canto Bite would have been the perfect location for and to have appeared, and I admit, I hadn't thought of that, and it would have been incredible to see him in there. Bu talas it is not to be.
I wonder if we will ever see Billy Dee Williams done the cape one more time for a Star Wars movie, or will the only land we get going forward come in the form of Donald Glover? Leave your thoughts on the subject below.
Thank you for reading,