After Star Wars Episode VII was announced by Disney, it wasn’t long before most of the original cast let their desire to return be known. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford have all reportedly indicated that they would be willing to return for Star Wars sequels. Even Jeremy Bulloch, who played Boba Fett, told Comicbook.com that he would like to see his character get out of the Sarlacc pit and return.
The one actor who seems to have been missing in all the Star Wars resurgence has been Billy Dee Williams, who played Lando Calrissian. However, a TMZ reporter, while buying an Icee at a gas station, claims to have run into Billy Dee Williams. When the reporter asked Billy Dee Williams if he wanted to be in the new Star Wars trilogy, Billy Dee Williams said, “I suppose so.”
Even more interesting is when the TMZ reporter asked Billy Dee Williams if anyone had reached out to him about the new film, Billy Dee Willams reportedly said, “No.” If Disney were planning to bring the original cast back, it’s surprising that no one would have reached out to the actor who played Lando Calrissian yet. However, it could also be that Disney is only planning to bring back certain cast members.
When the TMZ reporter asked Billy Dee Williams if he could film him for the show, Billy Dee Williams reportedly said no, which is very surprising. Well, not surprising that Billy Dee Williams would turn down being filmed in a gas station, but surprising that TMZ actually asked a celebrity for permission. Even though there is no film evidence of Billy Dee William’s response, the TMZ reporter did offer a photograph of his Icees as proof of his story.