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Speculation That Lando Calrissian Might Be Rebooted For New 'Star Wars' Trilogy; How & When Exactly?

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act November 9, 2012 at 10:02AM

I need some clairty this Friday morning; specifically from all you Star Wars afficionados.
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I need some clairty this Friday morning; specifically from all you Star Wars afficionados.

Since it was announced that a new trilogy of Stars Films (Episode 7, 8, and 9) are in the works, I've read articles on several sites suggesting that the next film in the series, Episode 7, could see the return of old favorites like Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia and, yes, Lando Calrissian, played by the coolest man on the planet (well, he used to be right?) Billy Dee Williams.

Is this likely, or even possible, given the timeline of events, and the order of the episodes? You tell me...

Some sites have even alredy began fan-casting these roles, if episode 7 reboots the characters, with all-new actors, given that the actors who originally played them are now much older.

For example, E! Online posted a poll asking their readers who should play Lando, with the choices being Antony Mackie, Idris Elba, Jeffrey Wright, or Common; for some reason, they included Kal Penn's name on the list.

So, again, how likely is it that Lando will appear in Episode 7 (or 8 or 9)? Does a return make sense given the timeline of  events and the order of episodes themselves? And finally, if there's a chance that he might be rebooted, how would that happen, and who would you like to see play him?


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