J.J. Abrams has announced the cast list for the next episode of Star Wars. The official release lists confirms the return of Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd.
Also, for Episode IX, Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant will be joined by Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams. That’s right Billy Dee Williams is back as Lando Calrissian.
We desperately loved Carrie Fisher,”
Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us. We were never going to recast, or use a CG character. With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we have found a way to honor Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII.”
The plan is to use footage shot before Carrie died, which no one has seen yet, in the film.
John Williams, the composer who has been loyal to the series since the very beginning, is also returning for the Episode.