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(Warning - the following contains giant, hulking potential SPOILERS for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, as well as a whole lot of possible false hope. Proceed with caution...and preferably a fashionable blue cape...)

Now, with all of the excitement surrounding Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (now just over a month away, gang!), it's easy to forget that, amidst all of the returning legends, there's one classic member of the original trilogy team who won't be returning for the sequel: Lando Calrissian.

According to Billy Dee Williams, We Won't Be Seeing Lando in Episode VII

And, seeing as Williams IS Lando, his suggestion that he hadn't been asked to appear (but could potentially in Episode VIII) has largely been taken as gospel. After all, why would Williams lie to us about appearing in Episode VII? It's not as though he's well known as some kind of badass, cape-wearing space-scoundrel...

Wait a second...
Wait a second...

If the latest rumor to emerge from the deepest, darkest corners of the internet (a.k.a., Amazon) is true, though...

Lando Might Have a Role to Play in Episode VII After All

In fact, if the below image is to be believed, Lando has already had a pretty major impact on the events of Episode VII, before the film has even begun. Take a look...

(Note, this is where the SPOILERS really start to kick in...)

Yup, that's right...

According to That Amazon Listing, Finn is Lando's Son

Indeed, as of right now, the claim remains very much 'up, up and at them' on, seemingly revealing that erstwhile stormtrooper Finn is, in actual fact, secretly the son of the legendary Lando Calrissian.

Which, if true, would surely lend credence to murmurings of Lando making a surprise cameo appearance in Episode VII -- the kind of cameo that would be a) exactly the kind of thing director J.J. Abrams would do anything to hide, and b) exactly the kind of thing that would make all of us cheer when it hit the screen on opening night.

The only problem?

It Probably Isn't True

Yup, that's right. Sadly, the original source's one-two punch of being completely unofficial, and intentionally misleading (it's neither an official Lucasfilm description, nor a 'rare collectible' as claimed) mean it's about as trustworthy as... well, Lando himself.

Add in the fact that Finn is basically just being rumored to be Lando's son because of the distinct lack of major black characters in the two trilogies thus far (he's also been rumored to be Mace Windu's grandson), and the whole thing smacks a little of -- very effective -- attention-grabbing on the Amazon seller's part.

That being said, though -- we can still dream about that theoretical Lando cameo, right? RIGHT?

What do you reckon, though?



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