For years, a great many Star Wars novels and comics went into great detail about the further adventures of Lando Calrissian after he piloted the Millennium Falcon to victory in the Battle of Endor. Of course, all that was swept away following the Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012, and the building of a complete, canonical Star Wars world centred around the development of a new Wars film series. So now, almost five years later, we don’t know what the official Lando story is in the new (first?) order of the Star Wars universe… Until now! (more…)
Lando Calrissian is one of the Star Wars Original Trilogy’s (OT) unique characters. When first introduced to us in Empire Strikes Back, he was the somewhat untrustworthy “friend” of Han Solo who is the administrator of Bespin, the cloud city. Ultimately Lando betrays his longtime buddy to The Empire getting Han Solo encased in carbonite and on his way to Jabba The Hutt via Boba Fett (God Empire was so awesome!). After he reluctantly betrays his friend and their rebel compatriots, he makes amends and tries to rescue him, showing the audience that he did have a good heart. He gets the ultimate redemption in Return of the Jedi when he leads the assault on the Second Death Star and ends of being the hero who destroys the Empire’s weapon. While many of the OT cast and characters returned for The Force Awakens, Lando was noticeably missing, upsetting some fans. While there are some rumors that he may appear in the next Star Wars sequel, that doesn’t mean he’s completely missing from further adventures of the Star Wars Universe. Recently a young Lando showed up on Star Wars Rebels. Now it looks like we’ll see Young Lando somewhere else.
I was looking through some files earlier today and found this bit of news listed under “Awesome.” When the old guard from the first ‘Star Wars’ trilogy was enlisted to return for ‘Episode 7: The Force Awakens,’ nobody mentioned Billy Dee Williams. Principal shooting began; Harrison Ford lost a fight with a door; Mark Hamill rocked a dope Jedi beard; some people saw a black Storm Trooper and called the cops; and talk of a SW theme park drew buzz. 2014 was the year of Star Wars chatter, but there was little to no talk of why BDW hadn’t joined the cast. It makes me wonder why this issue wasn’t addressed earlier. But we’ve the scoop on his hopeful return in Episode 8. (more…)
It looks like the Galaxy is getting a whole lot smoother because the original galactic cool man himself is returning to the Star Wars Universe. That’s right, Lando Calrissian is dropping in on the Star Wars Rebels story line. Better still, the one and only Billy Dee Williams will be providing that smooth talker’s voice! (more…)
With the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer looming on the horizon, we’re all anticipating what we’re going to see with the first look. But just because the beginning of the new trilogy is getting closer and closer doesn’t mean that the rest of the Star Wars franchise isn’t plowing forward. The latest rumor regarding non-trilogy movie plans is something that might interest you or might just leave you rolling your eyes. For, if the mystic people known as “sources” are correct, 2016 is going to bring us a Star Wars heist flick. (more…)
Just a day after we reported Peter Mayhew would be reprising his role as Chewbacca, we have received news that another Original Trilogy character would NOT be returning for Star Wars: Episode VII.
At this point, I believe it’s a done deal for the main three original cast members – Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford – to return for Episode VII. While not yet made official, I’ve got a good feeling it will be before long. How about other members of the original cast? C-3PO and R2-D2? Without them it just wouldn’t be Star Wars, so I’d imagine Anthony Daniels will return, if only for the voice, but I’m pretty sure Kenny Baker‘s out of luck. The only little Artoo we’ll be seeing will most definitely be CGI.
And what of Lando Calrissian? The coolest cat in the galaxy? Film Buff has the scoop that when asked at a recent Monster Mania convention in New Jersey, Billy Dee Williams confirmed he has been asked to return for Episode VII. The quote from friend of the site, Henry R., being,
Billy Dee said, he has been asked, but hasn’t decided if he is going to do it or not yet.
Hasn’t decided?!? Come on, Billy, please! I think I speak for all Star Wars fans when I say, we want to know what Lando’s up to? I’m hoping he retired well, got a nice place to spend the rest of his days, y’know?
Who else from the original cast are you hoping will appear? Still no word on whether or not Chewbacca will make an appearance. Though I fear Peter Mayhew wouldn’t be up to reprise him, there’s no reason another couldn’t fill that furry suit, right?
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Above: I’m never a fan of the constant redesigning of Harley Quinn’s costume, until I see a particularly damn good cosplay like Destiny Nickelsen’s here. Check out her Facebook page for progess shots of how she made the getup, inspired by Harley’s outfit in Injustice: Gods Among Us. [Geek Tyrant]
Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOVE: Cosplay babe Andrea Nami Herrera dressed up Sonya Blade from Mortal Kombat. Cosplay, you’re doing it right! [CBM]
Did you know that you can “officially” smell like Leia and Lando from Star Wars? I’m putting “officially” in quotation marks because while I know that these new colognes are “officially” licensed LucasFilm products, I think they are “officially” stupid and likely “officially” smell like ass.
Ok, maybe they don’t smell like ass.
The “Slave Leia” perfume “includes floral top notes of white peach, lily, bergamot, heliotrope, and raspberry that dry down to a warm sultry mix of cashmere woods, musk, and night-blooming jasmine.”
The “Eau Lando” scent… well, who really cares what it actually smells like when its description tells you “Because a suave pirate-turned-respectable businessman deserves the best the galaxy has to offer – in surroundings, in belongings … and most certainly in female companionship.”
BigBadToyStore.com doesn’t offer a lot of information about the origins of the perfumes, but from the page titles, I’m going to guess that these were giveaways during Celebration V last week. Anyone know for sure?
Source: BigBadToyStore, via ToplessRobot