Billy Dee Williams Is Confirmed For ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’—And Fans Already Have Opinions

The Hollywood Reporter announced Billy Dee Williams will return as swanky gambler Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX. The character of Calrissian appeared in the recent release of Solo: A Star Wars Story but was portrayed by Donald Glover as a younger, cape-wearing version. The last time fans saw Williams as Calrissian was in 1983’s Return of the Jedi. 

For many it has been far, far too long. 

The announcement was a relief for quite a few fans, but for a different reason…

After a sigh of relief, fans celebrated the return of Calrissian.

And there were plenty of predictions about the outcome.

Could there be some time traveling? 

This Twitter user took a darker turn. 

People were not down with that. 

H/T: Hollywood Reporter, The Verge