Star Wars: Lando Calrissian leads cantina karaoke

Ryan Leston
11 July 2013
Star Wars: Lando Calrissian leads cantina karaoke
Billy Dee WIlliams rocks the cantina at karaoke night...


After taking down the second Death Star with the help of his Rebel friends, it seems that Lando Calrissian likes to wind down at the local karaoke night…

That's right folks - in a rather stunning video to advertise The Course of the Force, 'Star Wars' actor Billy Dee Williams joins a host of the galaxy's finest for a bit of a sing along at the Mos Eisley cantina. And it looks as though he's brought some familiar faces…

[President Obama in yet-another Star Wars gaff]

Joining Lando in the hive of scum and villainy is none other than his rebel co-pilot Nien Nunb as well as a host of other 'Star Wars' creatures… and even self-professed 'Star Wars' nerd (and king of the filibuster) Patton Oswalt.

Raising awareness for The Course of the Force, the impressive video (which can be seen here) showcases the karaoke talents of our favourite Bespin administrator… and with a pretty stirring rendition of 'West Coast' it's good to see Billy Dee Williams back in that cape.

[George Lucas: Star Wars stood on the shoulders of Star Trek]

Of course, it's not the first time he's expressed interest in returning as Lando Calrissian. But as far as we're aware, he's still in the dark about a possible 'Episode VII' appearance. After this rousing song however, I wouldn't mind betting the king of cool could be asked back… especially if Abrams decides to include a musical number.

The Course of the Force is a long-running relay across California in the lead up to the San Diego Comic Con… and this year, aims to raise money along the way for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

What do you think of Calrissian's crooning? Would you like to see him back in the galaxy far, far away? Let us know in the comments below…

Ryan Leston is a sci-fi geek from Cardiff who loves all things Star Wars. His favourite Star Wars film is The Empire Strikes Back and he still wants to be Han Solo when he grows up. Follow Ryan Leston on Twitter or Facebook.

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