Updated With Video Clip! First Look at Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: Rebels.


In the last episode of Star Wars: Rebels Recon the upcoming appearance of Lando was teased by a shot in which Zeb was playing sabacc with a mysterious character. Now an image with the coolest cat in the galaxy himself is already making the rounds on the web from the latest episode Idiot’s Array.



Thanks to Star Wars Rebels for the image:





If you remember back in June Billy Dee Williams confirmed himself that he will voice a character in Rebels.


Here’s the tweet that has been deleted since:


@ericgeller yes it is… But glad we can talk about it now! Very excited to be part of this project!
— Billy Dee Williams (@realbdw) June 7, 2014



Also according to Lucasfilm’s Tracy Cannobbio we can expect more Rebels news from Entertainment Weekly tomorrow, so stay tuned.








And here’s the promised update from Entertainment Weekly:


Williams has been rumored to appear in an episode of Rebels, which launched this fall. Since Rebels in a prequel, he’ll play a younger and less experienced version of the smooth-talking space pirate. “He’s still working on all of his moves, all of his strategies,” says supervising director Dave Filoni.


Also make sure to check out this clip from The Official Youtube Channel for Star Wars.



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64 thoughts on “Updated With Video Clip! First Look at Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: Rebels.

  • January 12, 2015 at 10:47 am

    He looks badass!

  • January 12, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Slightly off topic I know but, I have been enjoying the show, the themes the look of the characters, locales, vehicles etc etc all are very much in fitting with my idea of the Star Wars universe and sensibilities however even after 9/10 episodes I get dragged back out of the overall feel and theme by a couple of things……
    The look of the two lead characters Ezra and Kanaan, I’m being pulled out of my favourite galaxy far far away and being thrown head first into aladdin every time they are on screen.
    My other unoriginal gripe still has to be the lightsabers, every time I see them it makes me think of some cheap toy knockoffs that used to be produced in Taiwan or China and I almost weep : (

    • January 12, 2015 at 12:02 pm

      The lightsabers are fine to me. What I hate is Ezra: all of it. I don’t feel we needed another jedi apprentice in this period: the empire is out there, there should be no hope.
      Kanaan was good enough to rappresent the conflict of a generation struggled between the past and the dark present. The least they could have done was not to make Ezra a jedi…

      BTW nice to have Lando back!

      • January 12, 2015 at 3:25 pm

        Don’t be so closed-minded. He isn’t a damn Jedi, he just has force sensitivities. You actually think the Rise of the Empire eradicates the ability of the force to manifest itself in living beings? Come on, man!

      • January 12, 2015 at 7:50 pm

        they could make a twist and have ezra join the darkside

        I think it would make this series quite dark have a rising star go to serve the empire

        after all it is the dark times and the rise of the Empire

    • January 12, 2015 at 9:08 pm

      You just read my mind…

  • January 12, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Not sure if it’s part of Lando’s clothing or not but it looks like he is wearing a funky 70’s style medallion. Bitchin’

    • January 12, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      It’s the moe that’s 70s

  • January 12, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Any viewing links?

    • January 12, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      same question’e

    • January 12, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      Not yet, Later today 🙂

      • January 12, 2015 at 11:47 pm

        I love you…

      • January 13, 2015 at 12:56 am

        This guy! Love this guy!

      • January 13, 2015 at 1:03 am

        Best guy!

        • January 13, 2015 at 2:05 am

          Ugh.. movie pirating sites, you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

          • January 13, 2015 at 9:14 am

            Until Cable lets me choose my stations they can **** right off. I already pay for Cable internet, Basic cable pakage and HBO. Yet I would have to buy a ton of other channels I would never watch to get Disney XD. Yeah, they can suck my pirate ****.

            I’ll support the show on Blu-Ray though.

      • January 13, 2015 at 9:20 am

        You are awesome! **** cable, until a la carte is released. Blu-Ray support from me until then. No to digital pay downloads too. I want a full HD physical copy if I’m going to spend more than 10 bucks.

        REBEL!!! A la carte!!!

  • January 12, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    I agree with Anonymous above

  • January 12, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Shaft in space!

  • January 12, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Watched the episode via Xfinity On-Demand. Lando was straight pimpin. I never wanted a pack of Kools and a Colt 45 so much in my life.

    Got to see the staple gun shoot too.

    • January 12, 2015 at 2:35 pm

      You lucky bastard… BUT I CAN’T WATCH IT

    • January 12, 2015 at 2:41 pm

      Straight pinpin! LMFAO!

  • January 12, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Lucasfilm: Billy Dee we want to sign you to a contract…….

    Billy Dee Williams: Sweet ! I can’t wait to reunite with Harrison, Mark, Carrie and the rest of the gang.

    Lucasfilm: ……..for Rebels,

    Billy Dee Williams: Damn ! This deal keeps getting worse all the time.

  • January 12, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Could anyone tell me where new episodes of this is available to watch in the UK? It’s no longer on Disney XD since they had their Christmas break. Infact their whole schedule is just taken up mostly with Phineas and Ferb. Help me Obi Wan, your my only hope.

    • January 12, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      I’m in the uk as well and have been waiting for it to come back on. Im just assuming it will be back in a few weeks. If anybody does know when it’s back on over here please let us know.

    • January 12, 2015 at 4:06 pm

      I’ve had trouble finding the information you’re seeking, but there was a snippet supposedly obtained from a Disney/XD tweet that the new episodes will air in the UK from February?

    • January 12, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      Curse that Phineas and Ferb!! They’re everywhere, like Cumberbatch…

  • January 12, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Does Lando make a smooth move on Hera, as did with Princess Leia?

  • January 12, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    This episode (although technically a “filler” episode with no real heavy bearing on the show as a whole except for introducing us to Lando) was great fun. The people who have complained about Lothal playing such a big planetary role in the show to the exclusion of others will have another gripe with Lando’s connection to the planet, but I don’t mind it so much. This episode was fun and exciting. It felt very Star Wars to me. And yes, Lando is the good old Lando we know and love…smooth talking ladies man, gambler, and swindler. Hera is immune to his charm but it was fun to watch. His smooth talking with Sabine was better received (this wasn’t done in a creepy sexually charged way – for which I was thankful seeing as how she’s 16) as he praised her art, which was enough to make Ezra jealous even still. Glad to see Lando make an appearance in Rebels! Also, let it be noted that Ezra’s lightsaber blaster is more efficient than the slingshot. 🙂

  • January 12, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Would rather we see Lando in the new trilogy…sucks he isn’t in Episode 7.

    • January 12, 2015 at 7:05 pm

      This whole idea of using cameo-appearances from the OT to substitute for weak storytelling is getting annoying.

      If they really wanted to make this a good show, why not have Darth Vader hunt down the remaining jedi like, you know, it said in the movies??

      • January 12, 2015 at 7:58 pm

        Still a possibility. As Kanan is one of those “remaining Jedi”, maybe Kanan is eventually killed off from the show?

      • January 12, 2015 at 9:53 pm

        “why not have Darth Vader hunt down the remaining jedi like, you know, it said in the movies??”

        It didn’t say that in the movies. It said that Darth Vader “helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi Knights.” It didn’t say in what capacity he helped the Empire or what task he performed to help the Empire. It just says that (1) the Empire hunted down and destroyed the Jedi knights, and (2) Darth Vader in some capacity helped them do it.

  • January 12, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Billy dee is an old man. And yes while the others are old (in age) he really grew old not looking good and if interviews and such are any cue about his state he doesn’t come off as sharp anymore, talks slow, is bloated and his face is just not Lando anymore. Not how we’d like to see him I think. Not dissing BDW personally, but I wouldn’t want to see that. Leia is a close call (simply cause she had plastic surgery), Hamil trained his ass off, something I wouldn’t see billy dee do

    • January 13, 2015 at 8:13 am

      He looks and sounds great for a 77 year old man. What else would anyone expect of him?

    • January 13, 2015 at 11:38 am

      When 77 years old you reach, look as good you will not!

  • January 12, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Now, I haven’t seen the episode, but it just seems like unnecessary fan service that makes the Star Wars galaxy look diminutive.

    • January 13, 2015 at 11:44 am

      What is Rebels as a whole if not ‘fan service’, and why is this a bad thing? The show is a very enjoyable attempt to introduce the concerns of the OT to the Clone Wars generation, as a bridge to Episode VII. For my kids Commander Wolffe is a more important character than Han Solo, so a show involving them in the world of familiar scoundrels, stormtroopers and jedi-in-hiding is an important thing for Disney, and for the franchise as a whole. Serve those fans, Filoni!

  • January 12, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Lando, you old smoothie!

  • January 12, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    How old is Lando in Rebels and whats the age difference between Lando and Solo? Bring on Solo!

    • January 12, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      Rebels is set 4 years before ANH, so Lando should be 27 years old in the episode.

  • January 12, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Favorite episode of Rebels yet! Just watched it. SO GOOD!

  • January 12, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    “Listen, Korr….baby, I did it for you. All the rotten things I’ve done in my life led me to you. All this wealth, this ship…..means nothin without my little girl. I gotta go now, for reasons I can’t explain.

    ….I’m giving you charge over the Vessel.

    Korr: But Da….

    Lando: No much time, they’re coming.
    ….take care of her.”

    • January 12, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      Is that who Kor Sella is?
      His daughter?

  • January 12, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    i wanna see the wookie planet on rebels, but please, no han or chewbacca ‘-‘

  • January 12, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    So Fulcrum was Lando all the time?
    Was I off with my guess.

    DisneyXD is finally starting to show the new episodes but a marathon is much needed right about now.

    • January 12, 2015 at 8:55 pm

      DUDE!!! SPOILERS!!! -.- thanks..

      • January 12, 2015 at 10:37 pm

        NVM just watched it, they didn’t reveal anything about fulcrum in this episode..

        • January 13, 2015 at 12:00 am

          Is there any links yet??

          • January 13, 2015 at 1:15 am

            Yea its posted on this page somewhere

  • January 12, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Do you mean the above spoilers with Kor in it?

    Maybe they are just guessing who this Kor is related to.Because I hope they didn’t give a big reveal with that stuff.

  • January 13, 2015 at 12:54 am

    EW never have they ever been so obvious.

  • January 13, 2015 at 2:15 am

    Wasn’t able to cut and paste Web site, could someone post the cut and past to click on. Thanks

  • January 13, 2015 at 2:39 am

    The link above doesn’t have episode 11

  • January 13, 2015 at 2:42 am

    No, but it will soon and it’s a place for UK people to watch rebels without being blocked. Ungrateful aren’t you.

  • January 13, 2015 at 5:57 am

    If this isn’t an Easter Egg implying that Lando is in TFA I don’t know what is! After all of the fans requesting Billy Dee’s presence in the new films, anything less than a short cameo let alone a place at the table in the trilogy would be cruel and honestly poor marketing. Don’t worry people! Lando will be back!!!

  • January 13, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Ohh please remember that Leia don’t know Lando in Empire and that she is a big part af the rebelion. Just saying.

    So please don’t fuck things up.

    How about Lobot is he in rebels?

  • January 13, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Idiot’s Array was my favorite episode so far. Great writing. Funny at times and showed some heart.

    Billy Dee is a great voice actor, I didn’t know. He should be in a Pixar film or something.

    I have a feeling Rebels Season 2 will be on another level from season 1, because we’ll know the characters better. I didn’t get hooked on Game of Thrones till about episode three cause it takes time for a show to develop characters and a decent plot.

    They have to explore the galaxy more in season 2 though. This is a MUST. Would be a terrible waste of the rich SW universe. I have hope for this Series to make the right moves just as the Clone Wars improved. I just hope Rebels is more consistent than CW. CW had many duds, but some truely great episodes too.

  • January 13, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Watched it, enjoyed it. Like Billy Dee William’s voice acting. Of course he sounds older now, but whatcha gonna do.

    Also enjoyed James Hong’s role! He’s always a hoot. This was his second Star Wars role, AFAIK; earlier he did a voice in the unfinished TCW arc.

  • January 13, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Lando would NEVER wear cut-off gloves.

    Outfit seems totally out-of-character. Unless he’s just pulling another “Jabba Guard” stunt here.

  • January 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Was shocked to get it on Amazon before it came out on TV. With that said I loved this episode. Hope we see more Lando in the sequels.

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