Many have hoped Billy Dee Williams would be reprising his role of Lando Calrissian in the upcoming new trilogy of “Star Wars” films. Whether it will happen is unclear at this point, but Williams is returning to official “Star Wars” canon VERY soon.
Williams reprises the role in a guest appearance in the “Star Wars Rebels” episode entitled “Idiot’s Array”. In the episode, the astro-mech droid Chopper is inadvertently lost in a game to well-known gambler Lando Calrissian. Adventures soon ensue as The Ghost and some gangsters go gunning for Lando and the droid.
The episode is available today on WatchDisneyXD.com and the WatchDisneyXD app, and will air on Disney XD on January 19th.
– Tim Veekhoven (@Sompeetalay) January 12, 2015