Here’s some cool Star Wars news! According to Entertainment Weekly’s Inside TV blog, Billy Dee Williams is set to reprise his role as Lando Calrissian in Star Wars Rebels! In the upcoming episode, Williams will voice a younger, less experienced, but still charming version of the character that he made famous in the original trilogy.
He’s still working on all of his moves, all of his strategies,” says supervising director Dave Filoni.
The episode will see Zeb losing the droid Chopper to the space pirate in a game of cards and the rest of the crew of the Ghost will help Zeb get Chopper back. But things won’t be easy as Lando has a trick or two up his sleeve which involves trading Hera for secret cargo. According to Filoni, “the crew gets far more than it bargained for.”
The episode airs next Monday, Jan. 19 on Disney 😄 at 9 p.m. I haven’t had a chance to watch this show as of yet (I have no cable!), but I’ve heard good things about it. If you’re able to watch I encourage you to do so!
Check out the exclusive preview, including some behind-the-scenes footage, over at Inside TV.