There was no reason to assume that Lando Calrissian’s name was anything other than “Lando Calrissian’,” but as it turns out, that is a shortened version of his full moniker and now that has been revealed in all its glory. It seems that Billy Dee Williams’ costume was put on display along with the cane he uses in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker‘. The cane bears an inscription in Aurebesh, which some resourceful fan translated as “Baron Landonis Calrissian III.” Yeah. That sounds about right.
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For whatever reason, it was first listed that the inscription read “Baron Landonis Balthazar Calrissian III,” but after some questioned it– there aren’t that many characters in the inscription– other fans indicated that the name “Balthazar” isn’t inscribed there.
However, it seems that Lando’s full name was supposed to be revealed in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story‘, in a line delivered by Phoebe Waller-Bridge as L3-37, but the scene got cut. It seems that “Balthazar” was included in that line of dialogue.
Lando was first introduced in ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, and played a big part in the final assault on the second Death Star in ‘Return of the Jedi’. But so far, he hasn’t appeared in the newer sequels. Fans are quite excited to see William back in the role of this suave, jaunty space huckster.
As Williams recently said:
“The whole idea for me, I have a lot of admiration for this young man called Mr. J.J. Abrams. When I worked with George, that was an opportunity to work with somebody who was pretty extraordinary and here again I had the opportunity to work with somebody pretty extraordinary.”
‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ opens on December 20.