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Billy Dee Williams

Hell Yeah, I Wanna

Be in the Next 'Star Wars'

11/16/2012 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

In a gas station ... not too far, far away (from our office) ... "Star Wars" actor Billy Dee Williams dropped a potential BOMBSHELL about the greatest franchise in the galaxy to a TMZ reporter.

It all went down when our guy Ryan (pictured below) decided he was in the mood for a refreshing Icee ... the blue kind, naturally.

Once Ryan -- a HUGE "Star Wars" nerd -- entered the gas station, he happened to notice Billy Dee ... who played Lando Calrissian in the original "Star Wars" flicks ... and totally freaked out.

Here's what happened next, according to Ryan:

"I told him I was a huge fan and worked at TMZ.  I asked if I could film him for the show and ask about the new Star Wars trilogy, but he declined.

So I said, 'that’s cool … but everyone is dying to know, has anyone reached out to you about being in the new film?' He said, 'No.'

So I said, 'Well if the new trilogy is based on the same characters from the movies you were in, do you wanna be in it?”

And he said, 'I suppose so.'"

Translation -- LANDO'S DOWN FOR A COMEBACK!!!!!

We reached out to Disney for comment -- so far no word back.

BUUUUT ... in case you were wondering, Ryan says the Icees were delicious.



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672 days ago


He's still gorgeous.... *swoon*

672 days ago


i'd love an icee right now, make mine cherry.

672 days ago


Remember when it was ok to be talented?

672 days ago


Card player, gambler, scoundrel... we still like him.

672 days ago


Well, for all that people diss TMZ, I'm glad that Ryan asked Mr Williams if he could film him, and respected his refusal :)

672 days ago

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

TMZ hears what it wants to hear. He said he supposes, which sounds nothing like, hell yeah. And doesn't need a bunk TMZ translation.

"I suppose" tafkaht translation: "Yeah, whatever. Leave me alone, Slurpee Boy."

672 days ago

Phishie from Philly    

It doesn't look like Ryan needs any more sugar.
Phishie from Philly

672 days ago


How does "I suppose so" turn into "Heck yeah I'd be in the new Star Wars." Horrible title. Sounds like he's less than enthused...

672 days ago


Billy Dee was pretty noncommittal about Star Wars, but this is a funny post! Well-written, TMZ.

672 days ago

some guy    

...Maybe they can dig up Alec Guinness for a cameo as well.

672 days ago

Howard Chubbler    

you're filling those Icees up wrong, homie. Lid goes on first and you fill up that dome.

that's, like, 15% more Icee.

672 days ago


Billy Dee can now play a black Jabba.

672 days ago


Ryan is the most annoying person at TMZ. He yells instead of talks, he constantly interrupts people and talks over everyone so much so that you can't understand anything. He's just a loud and rude big kid, that was obviously raised with the manners of a barn yard animal. His voice is like fingernails on a chalk board.

672 days ago


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