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‘Doctor Who’ Star Matt Smith Joins ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’
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The cast of Star Wars: Episode IX continues to grow more impressive with each and every new announcement.

Following the casting of LOST star Dominic Monaghan comes reports that Doctor Who star Matt Smith will be joining the highly anticipated sequel for a key role. More on the story below.

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‘LOST’ Star Dominic Monaghan Joins ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’
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Dominic Monaghan To Star In Star Wars: Episode IX

Production for Star Wars: Episode IX is already in full swing, but the film is still adding new actors to the cast. LOST actor Dominic Monaghan is the latest addition to the cast. He joins other newcomers, including Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, and Keri Russell. More on the story below.

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‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Cast Announced: Carrie Fisher To Appear Using Previous ‘The Force Awakens’ Footage
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Disney and Lucasfilm have announced the official cast that will appear in Star Wars: Episode IX. And there may be a few surprises for some fans. In addition to the expected return of Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, and Kelly Marie Tran, Mark Hamill and Anthony Daniels have been tapped to reprise their iconic roles. But perhaps the biggest surprise of them all is that Carrie Fisher will appear via older unused footage from The Force Awakens. More on the story below.

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Billy Dee Williams Returns To Play Lando Calrissian In ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’
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A move that seemed inevitable and one that will appease those who requested it, Billy Dee Williams is returning to play the super cool and ultra smooth Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: Episode IX.

The sneaky gambler and smuggler was last seen as a character in Solo: A Star Wars Story, where he was played by Donald Glover. More on the story below.

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Real Fake History: The Battle Of Endor (Video)
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Real Fake History The Battle Of Endor

Just when you think you’ve watched all the cool videos possible on YouTube, here comes Real Fake History; short history inspired mockumentaries of fictional events in movies and TV history. As a entertainment geek/history teacher, this is like a wonderful conglomeration of everything I am into! Where else to start but with the series that might have the world’s largest and most vocal fanbase, Star Wars. The first RFH – Return of the Jedi’s “Battle of Endor.”

You MUST watch the video below. You’re welcome.

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‘Star Wars Rebels’: Billy Dee Williams Is Back As Lando Calrissian
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Billy Dee Williams is coming back in the Star Wars universe!

The actor will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian in the latest episode of Disney XD’s animated series Star Wars Rebels. In the episode “Idiot’s Array,” Zeb loses the droid Chopper to a younger-looking Lando (Star Wars Rebels is a prequel) in a card game, so the crew of the Ghost make a dangerous run for the space pirate in exchange for getting the droid back.

Check out some images from the episode here below.

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Original ‘Star Wars’ Cast: Then and Now (Photos)
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Most of us have heard, “May the fourth be with you” at least once today. That’s right: it’s Star Wars Day! And what better way to celebrate than to take a trip down memory lane? Check out here below these photos of the original cast members of the original Star Wars trilogy, from then and now.

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Want To See Lando Calrissian In Star Wars VII? Billy Dee Williams Says Tell Disney!
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Want To See Lando Calrissian In Star Wars IV?  Billy Dee Williams Wants You To Tell Disney!

The last several months have been up and down with movie rumors for the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII to be directed by J.J. Abrams. Among the most popular and seemingly solid rumors, is that several key cast members from the Original Trilogy will be reappearing in some scope. These, of course, are Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, and Harrison Ford as Han Solo. But what about everyone’s favorite gambling scoundrel, Lando Calrissian, as played by Billy Dee Williams?

According to a Facebook message, Billy Dee Williams states that he has not up till now been contacted by anyone. In the recent flurry of rumors, it was said that George Lucas had met with Hamill, Fisher, Ford, and Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine) over several lunch meetings in 2012 to chew over the Sequel Trilogy. Williams, it seems, was not a part of these meetings, which would indicate that there may be no plans to have Lando even make a cameo in the upcoming trilogy.

In response, Billy Dee Williams has called upon his fans to tell Disney and Lucasfilm if they would like to see Lando return. Here’s the full message:

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Carrie Fisher Says She’s In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’; Billy Dee Williams Would Like To Return
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The last major development we have heard for anything concerning Star Wars: Episode VII was that producer Frank Marshall, husband of LucasFilm’s President Kathleen Kennedy, said the search for directors has narrowed down to a few names. We’ve already heard other directors deflect the question by saying they wish the person that directs it some luck. Actors involved in the original franchise, however, have all expressed an interest reprising their roles in Episode VII.

Toy Story 3 screenwriter Michael Arndt is currently working on the script for a brand new trilogy. Reports are that Episode VII will be an original story; whether or not that means we will see new characters or the same characters in a different setting remains to be seen. But original stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford have expressed interest in reprising their roles.

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Billy Dee Williams Explains How Lando Was Only Trying To Help In ‘The Empire Strikes Back’
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Over the years, the Lando Calrissian character has become a favorite amongst strong>Star Wars fans, but he didn’t start out that way. When Lando first appeared in The Empire Strikes Back, we learned he was an old friend of Han Solo’s — a scoundrel, a gambler, and a player, much like Han himself — and that the duo didn’t part ways on the best of terms. When the old friends reunite in Cloud City, it seems like bygones are bygones, that is, until Lando gives up Han and his companions to Darth Vader, who had invaded the city with his imperial troops.

Now, everyone loves Han Solo, so you can imagine the discontent amongst fans when Lando betrayed Han, and you might also be able to imagine what actor Billy Dee Williams, who played Lando in the film, had to deal with in real life during fan encounters. Yeah, people were pissed.

In a recent video interview with Wired magazine, Williams recounts how people would point their fingers and scold him, stating, “You betrayed Han!” But, as we now know, Lando didn’t have a choice and, c’mon, he was only trying to help! Check out the video interview here below where Williams explains how the situation was out of his hands. He had to turn over Han to Vader (though, giving Han to that bounty hunter was not part of the deal!).

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