The original Star Wars movie was an immediate hit for a multitude of reasons, not the least of which being the charismatic lead characters, including Harrison Ford’s Han Solo. This factor was turned up to 11 in The Empire Strikes Back with the addition of professional cool guy Billy Dee Williams as the cape-wearing smooth talker, Lando Calrissian. Lando would go from being an apparent Benedict Arnold in Empire Strikes Back to General and Rebel Alliance hero in Return of the Jedi after flying the Millennium Falcon in the Battle of Endor.
Needless to say, many fans were disappointed when Williams did not return with the rest of the original trilogy cast for The Force Awakens. To be fair, …
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