Billy Dee Williams should be seriously offended that he wasn't offered the chance to reprise his role as Lando Calrissian in the sequel trilogy sooner. Fellow series legends Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and the late Carrie Fisher have played key parts in the latest Star Wars films, so the former smuggler's absence weighed heavy.
Thankfully, Episode IX is righting this wrong as a cast list released by Lucasfilm has confirmed Han Solo's old buddy will indeed appear in the film. This, however, could be a double-edged lightsaber for Lando fans as there's a chance he'll be killed off.
The sequel trilogy has made a habit out of killing series legends, from Han in The Force Awakens to Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi, and Williams' name among Episode IX's credits has potentially put him in the First Order's crosshairs.
It's difficult to imagine a majority of Star Wars fanatics getting behind the idea that Lando is about to die. They've already witnessed two characters who defined their childhoods perishing on screen, and given the Leia situation, would no doubt appreciate seeing at least one of the old guard making it out alive.