Williams, 81, originally appeared as former smuggler turned Rebel General Lando Calrissian in 1980’s “Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back.” (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Dodge)

Star Wars fans indignant about the absence of smooth Rebel ally Lando Calrissian from Chapters VII and VIII of the Star Wars “Sequel” trilogy will finally see a reunion with the popular cape-clad character in 2019’s Episode IX.

Originally reported by The Hollywood Reporter on Monday, the now 81-year-old actor Billy Dee Williams will reprise the beloved supporting role of Calrissian–old friend of Han Solo, initial owner of the Millennium Falcon and subsequent Rebel Alliance General in the Original trilogy’s stand against the Galactic Empire.

The final installment in the franchise’s Sequel trilogy, Star Wars: Episode IX is slated for wide release on Dec. 20, 2019 and thus far includes the recent casting additions of Williams and (seemingly) Keri Russell–the latter in a yet-undisclosed role–as compliments to The Force Awakens (VII, 2015) and The Last Jedi (VIII, 2017) stars Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and…

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