First Look: Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’
Every generation has a legend. Ours is Billy Dee Williams.
Among the more delightful things to see in the first Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer was the triumphant return of Billy Dee as Lando Calrissian. He’s back with his Rebel buddies piloting the Millennium Falcon for the first time since Return of the Jedi more than 30 years ago.
Williams doesn’t get a ton of screen time in the new trailer, but one thing is clear from his appearance. As anyone paying attention will tell you, he’s decided to go back to wearing the clothes he was into when he was a young man. Williams’ costume in The Rise of Skywalker is clearly inspired by the one Donald Glover wore as the young Lando in Solo: A Star Wars Story:
I get it, Lando; as you get closer to the inevitable end, you want to feel young. It’s hard getting old. I wear the one T-shirt I wore in high school a lot that still fits for this exact reason. And yeah I sometimes look a little weird in it. But it makes me feel good. And not quite so old.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in theaters on December 20, 2019.
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