Could Lando be a returning character in Star Wars Episode 7?
As the Star Wars rumour mill continues to churn, word breaks that Lando Calrissian may be a returning face in Episode 7...
Inevitably, rumours and theories have been flying around like confetti in the wake of the news that Star Wars Episode 7 is being planned by the newly purchased Lucasfilm. Many of these rumours are lacking in substance to say the least, but one news snippet has caught our eye over the past few hours.
Although the specifics of George Lucas's apparently extensive treatment for Episode 7 are a closely guarded secret, Moviehole has a source - reportedly an ex-employer of Lucasfilm - who lists Lando Calrissian as one of the several characters thought to be returning in the new adventure.
The current thinking is that screenwriter Michael Arndt's script will take place after Return Of The Jedi, and older versions of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Harrison Ford are among the names linked to Episode 7. According to Moviehole, Lando's also on that list.
Naturally, everyone who once played those characters (including Billy Dee Williams, who starred as Calrissian) have made positive noises about returning to their famous roles - but whether they'll actually appear in the film is impossible to say at this early stage.
As yet, nothing's been said about poor old Chewbacca - Han Solo's loyal friend and frequent flyer in the Millennium Falcon - though Peter Mayhew's said he'd also be interested in returning to the role. "In my universe, he will be there fighting the empire all the way," Mayhew told the Huffington Post. "I hope the powers that be feel the same."
If it's true that Leia, Han and Luke are all coming back for Episode 7, it certainly makes sense that Lando - who played a key role in blowing up the Death Star - would return, too. And if that's the case, then surely Chewie and another veteran of the Battle of Endor, Nien Nunb, can't be far behind, either...
More Star Wars Episode 7 developments as we get them.