I spotted Billy Dee Williams explaining the mindset of Lando Calrissian over at Wired: And…
Tag: Billy Dee Williams
By Arturo R. García
I don’t know about you, but I could get used to seeing Han Solo as an incompetent sidekick.
In the mock (slightly NSFW – skimpy clothing) trailer for “Blackstar Warrior,” we see a “lost” story from the Star Wars universe, where Lando Calrissian gets to shine in a blaxploi-riffic shoot ’em up, even facing down Darth Vader himself.
Lando is one of those characters who became popular despite a relative lack of screen time in George Lucas’ original trilogy; a quick Wiki check shows he’s been remembered well-enough in pop-culture to become a popular point of reference. But a look at the series’ “expanded universe” – the various books based on the films – shows Calrissian as a much bigger player in a galaxy far, far away. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)