Billy Dee Williams Shares Star Wars: Episode IX Training Video


Aside from a little-known Marvel sequel called Avengers 4Star Wars: Episode IX is without a doubt the most secretive Hollywood tentpole currently in production.

That hasn’t stopped curious on-lookers from posting set photos from afar though, with a recent batch revealing John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) and Naomi Ackie’s unnamed character partaking in what appears to be some form of reconnaissance mission for the Resistance, as they begin to mount one final counter-offensive against the invading First Order. There was also another helping of set pics earlier today, which teased a mysterious jungle setting.

But a new post on social media has now drawn our attention away from the set and towards the legendary Billy Dee Williams. Yes, the actor’s set to reprise his iconic role of Lando Calrissian for the final chapter in the Skywalker Saga and to show us that he’s taking the job seriously, he’s now shared a new training video via Twitter, which you can see below.

Sure, there’s nothing particularly revealing about this clip, as again, it’s not taken from the Episode IX set but rather a gym where Williams is training, but it’s nice to get a look at the actor preparing for the project regardless. After all, it’s been a long, long time since we’ve seen his version of the smooth talking Lando up on the big screen.

Of course, we’ve still got no idea how he’ll factor into things, as Lucasfilm is keeping any and all plot details tightly under wraps, but it’s been reported that Abrams will pull from all Star Wars eras – prequels included – as he sets about bringing the curtain down on the Sequel Trilogy, which he’ll do when Episode IX breaks new ground for this most beloved franchise on December 20th, 2019.