VIDEO: Billy Dee Williams Happy to Join STAR WARS Film If Asked
TMZ recently caught up with actor Billy Dee Williams, who portrayed Lando Calrissian in STAR WARS and asked if he would consider joining fellow space travelers Luke, Han and Leia for the next installment of the franchise. The actor confirmed that if he's asked to return to his iconic role, he will be happy to oblige. Check out the clip below!
The new "Star Wars" will take place 30 years after "Return of the Jedi" and will include new and familiar faces.
Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled to potentially hit theaters sometime in 2015 with a script by Michael Arndt, should everything with newly-tapped director J.J. Abrams run smoothly. Disney and Lucasfilm plan to release a new installment of the trilogy every other year, including origin stories for Ford's Han Solo, Boba Fett, and possibly even Yoda.
J.J., his longtime producing partner Bryan Burk, and Bad Robot are on board to produce along with Kathleen Kennedy under the Disney | Lucasfilm banner.