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STAR WARS: RISE OF SKYWALKER Has Revealed Lando's Full Name and It's Perfection

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) - Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams)
Recent photos of Billy Dee Williams have shown him walking with a stylish cape and cane. It turns out the handle of his cane has his name inscribed on it. Not just any name. It's Lando's full name and it's epic.

Endor Express shared a close-up of the cane handle on Instagram.

The name is written in Aurebesh the standard written language in the Star Wars universe.


His full name is Baron Landonis Balthazar Calrissian III. Considering how long it is it's not surprising that Landonis just goes by Lando.

Lando Calrissian first appears in Empire Strikes Back as the leader of Cloud City. He soon finds himself caught up in the Empire's plans to kidnap Han Solo and deliver Luke Skywalker to Darth Vader. He finds redemption in Return of the Jedi as a Rebel Assault leader and freedom fighter.

Lando is played by Williams in the original trilogy and Donald Glover in the prequel film Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Williams recently told Variety that the name Calrissian helped him flesh out his character. "The cape and the name 'Calrissian,' which is Armenian," Williams said. "I thought those were two interesting things to build a character around. It really suits my approach to expressing myself as a creative entity. It took me in a direction that said to me, 'This is going to be a bigger-than-life character'."

A hint was given to his real name in Solo when his faithful but acerbic droid L3-37 says "Landonis you don't want to press that button with me." Last year, the screenwriter John Kasdan gave Lando's full name on Twitter saying, "It's actually Landonis Balthazar Calrissian III and we recorded [Phoebe Waller-Bridge] saying that but to put in his full name would've meant re-editing like two weeks before we had to lock picture and I was told we couldn't. Another regret."


In the expanded universe of Star Wars comics and movies, Lando's full name is "Lando Calrissian Junior". Which is kind of underwhelming but does point to Lando Calrissian being a family name. 

I've never thought that Lando Calrissian is short for anything. But now that I've heard it it's the greatest name in the history of names. Also, it points to an upgrade to his status. Apparently since his time in Return of the Jedi he became a baron. Knowing Lando's become a baron is just perfection. Long live the Baron.

[Heroic Hollywood]

About Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Official synopsis: "Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come."
Directed by J.J. Abrams
Cinematography by Rick Carter and Kevin Jenkins
Production Design by Dan Mindel
"Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker" stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Kari Russell, Carrie Fisher, Ian McDiarmid
"Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker" is scheduled for release December 20, 2019 (United States)
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