While the world waits for more information about the new J.J. Abrams live-action Star Wars Episode VII, fans are well aware that it’s not the only Star Wars related project in the works. The success of Clone Wars on Cartoon Network has given animation a serious home in the Star Wars universe and has paved the way for Star Wars: Rebels to be possible.
We’ve known that Star Wars: Rebels has been happening for a while now but what we’re still waiting on is the voice cast to be filled out. Today we learned of a major Star Wars icon joining the voice cast as BleedingCool and Jedi News have led us to tweets that imply Billy Dee Williams has joined the voice cast for the Disney XD show.
According to fans that attended a Rhode Island comic-con this weekend, Billy Dee Williams let it slip that he’s doing voice work for Star Wars: Rebels which means we can likely expect to see Lando Calrissian show up in the series.
Nothing has been confirmed as of yet but having Lando appear on the show matches up with the timeline of the universe. While Clone Wars was set in between Episode II and III, Star Wars: Rebels will be set between Episode III and IV, serving as a bridge between the prequel and original trilogies.
The series will, in case you didn’t guess from the title of the show, the rise of Rebel Alliance as it battles the powerful Empire. We don’t know much about Lando pre-Empire Strikes Back save for some details mentioned n the movies and written in EU books. Having him I’m on the series will allow us to learn more about him and get further invested in one of the coolest character in the galaxy.