There has arguably by no means been a greater time to be a Star Wars fan than proper now. We’re lucky to have a plethora of content from a galaxy far distant throughout all types of media. However, we won’t have all the pieces. Though Star Wars: The Last Jedi will probably be chock stuffed with new and exciting characters in addition to old favorites, one face that won’t be returning is Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian. Whereas many followers have been hoping for at the very least a cameo within the new movie, director Rian Johnson shot that notion down earlier than it acquired out of hand.
No, and I do not need followers to get their hopes up. He isn’t within the movie, and it was by no means actually one thing that got here up. I imply, I beloved that character. It might have been enjoyable to see him, nevertheless it’s simply not one thing that ever actually had a spot within the story.
Not like Snoke’s identity or Rey’s parentage, this was not some nice thriller. So higher for Rian Johnson to dispel it now, that means followers do not count on it and wind up dissatisfied when it does not occur. The brand new saga movies are doing a fantastic job of echoing the previous and bringing the weather and characters that folks beloved within the unique movies, again to inform new tales. Many followers had been hoping that Lando may present up as a member of the Resistance, or, at the very least within the wake of Han Solo’s demise, seem in a funeral scene for his fallen buddy. So it’s a bummer that he will not present up in for a reunion with Leia or a experience within the Falcon. But when Rian Johnson by no means felt an look by Lando would match the story he was telling, as he informed Entertainment Weekly, he was proper to go away him out. Though this can be the longest Star Wars film but, we wish the most effective and truest imaginative and prescient potential and one that’s not compromised in favor of callbacks and fan service.
There are many new characters and creatures for followers to get enthusiastic about in Star Wars: The Final Jedi and simply because Billy Dee Williams does not reprise his position on this movie, that under no circumstances guidelines out an look in Episode IX. For many who are excited to see the Lando character once more, look no additional than Might’s Solo: A Star Wars Story. That movie’s all-star solid has the awesome Donald Glover taking part in the younger Lando Calrissian reverse Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo. That movie will presumably give the character more screen time than he has had earlier than and a chance to shade in his backstory, together with how a sabacc recreation misplaced him the Millennium Falcon.
Sadly, Lando Calrissian will not be displaying up in Star Wars: The Final Jedi, however it’s best to nonetheless most likely see it. Pre-order your tickets for opening weekend now. Star Wars: The Final Jedi opens in theaters on December 15th.