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Billy Dee Williams will return as Lando in Star Wars: Rebels

Billy Dee Williams will reprise his role as the suave scoundrel Lando Calrissian in an episode of Star Wars: Rebels set to air Jan. 19, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The animated series Star Wars: Rebels launched last fall on Disney XD and is the first show to take place in the new unified Star Wars universe. In the episode, Williams will portray a younger version of Calrissian.

"This is a real good introduction to who he is, all the things you've heard about him," Williams said in an interview with the publication.

Check out the video below from the official Star Wars website, which shows Williams, cool as lemonade, reprising the role that he made famous in 1980 in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

Earlier this month, Frank Oz voiced Yoda in the series.

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