'Star Wars' icon Lando Calrissian's marvellous full name is revealed

Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian (Credit: Fox/Lucasfilm)
Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian (Credit: Fox/Lucasfilm)

Ever wondered how a man as suave as Lando Calrissian could have a mere two names?

Sure, they're two pretty cool names, but it appears we've only been getting part of the story.

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Via online Star Wars authority EndorExpress, we've now got his full details, thanks to an inscription on – what else – a fancy cane.

And it's: Baron Landonis Balthazar Calrissian III.

This is indeed something of a scoop – even the Wookieepedia, home of everything exhaustingly Star Wars, which lists him as merely Lando Calrissian.

Mind you, it is quite possible (likely even), considering his dubious past, that he's bestowed that name upon himself, but we'll allow it.

Lando actor Billy Dee Williams recently clarified remarks he made in an interview which led to him being proclaimed 'gender fluid'.

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“I say ‘himself’ and ‘herself,’ because I also see myself as feminine as well as masculine. I’m a very soft person. I’m not afraid to show that side of myself,” he told Esquire.

It appears that pronouncing him gender fluid isn't quite what he was getting at.

He told Yahoo Movies in the US: “When I made that comment, it was just a simple comment, I was just saying men should get in touch with their female self.

Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Credit: Lucasfilm/Disney)
Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Credit: Lucasfilm/Disney)

“I was not talking about swinging, or whether I was gay or straight or anything like that. But it's interesting how people take all of that stuff out of [context], and make it what they want to make it.”

In another interview with The Undefeated, he added 'What the hell is gender fluid?' when asked about the comments.

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Donald Glover, who played the young Lando in Solo: A Star Wars story, was a tad more fast and loose with the Calrissian mythology.

Glover called the character, or at least his interpretation, ‘pan-sexual’.

“How can you not be pansexual in space?” he told EW. “There are so many things to have sex with. I didn’t think that was that weird. Yeah, he’s coming on to everybody. I mean, yeah, whatever. It just didn’t seem that weird to me ’cause I feel like if you’re in space it’s kind of like, the door is open! It’s like, no, only guys or girls. No, it’s anything. This thing is literally a blob. Are you a man or a woman? Like, who cares? Have good time out here.”

Dee Williams is back in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, alongside Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o, Keri Russell, Richard E. Grant, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran and Ian McDiarmid.

It lands in the UK on 19 December.