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Billy Dee Williams reprises 'Star Wars' role in 'Rebels' preview

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Lando’s back: We can confirm that Billy Dee Williams is indeed reprising his iconic Star Wars role in Disney XD’s animated series Star Wars Rebels. Plus, we have a clip from his episode.

Williams has been rumored to appear in an episode of Rebels, which launched this fall. Since Rebels in a prequel, he’ll play a younger and less experienced version of the smooth-talking space pirate. “He’s still working on all of his moves, all of his strategies,” says supervising director Dave Filoni.

In the episode, Zeb loses the droid Chopper to Calrissian in a game of cards, and the crew of the Ghost agrees to help him make a dangerous run to get their astromech back. But when Lando plots a scheme to trade Hera for secret cargo, “the crew gets far more than it bargained for.” Check out the exclusive preview, including some behind-the-scenes footage, below:

Williams’ episode airs Jan. 19 on Disney XD at 9 p.m.