'Star Wars' Bites: Billy Dee Williams Teases More Lando, a Fan Cruise, a Fan's Funeral and More

'Star Wars' Bites: Billy Dee Williams Teases More Lando, a Fan Cruise, a Fan's Funeral and More

Feb 12, 2015

Return of Lando: Could Lando Calrissian show up in the new Star Wars trilogy? Actor Billy Dee Williams teased in an interview, "I have a feeling I’m going to show up. There’s nothing I can really discuss about it at this stage." He hints that his character could be reintroduced in the second installment, Episode VIII, just as Lando made his first appearance in the second part of the original trilogy. "I did Empire and then I did Return of the Jedi, but I came in after everyone else was introduced … So I think they’re probably proceeding in that way."

 

Star Wars Cruise: Disney Cruise Lines will now offer a Star Wars day with some packages beginning in January 2016. Guests on board can enjoy the first six movies, episodes of Star Wars: Rebels, Mos Eisley cantina-themed nightlife, character meet and greets and special celebrity appearances... plus more, the details of which are listed at Slashfilm. And here's a short teaser advertising the added festivities for fans:

 

Imperial Funeral March: Before Welsh Star Wars fan Gordon Deacon died of cancer, he stipulated that no one attending his funeral could wear black, the color of Darth Vader, but they could dress as other characters from the franchise. In the end, his procession was led by Stormtroopers, who then guarded the church where the services were held. Watch the video below, via Design Taxi.

 

Here's another funny parody of the crossguard lightsaber design seen in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer:

 

And if you don't think the new crossguard lightsaber is crazy enough, now you can customize your own with a new mix-and-match connectible lightsaber toy line seen below, via USA Today.

 

The Rebel Alliance may have hope, but the Empire has love. Get one of the latter for your Star Wars Valentine this week (via Fashionably Geek).

 

 

 

 

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