The actor Billy Dee Williams, who is best known for his role as the Star Wars character Lando Calrissian, has confirmed that he has been cast in Star Wars Rebels. Williams was recently featured as part of a panel at this year’s Rhode Island Comic-Con, and refered to the project as ‘Rebels’ which would be featured on Netflix.
Star Wars Rebels is the latest CG animation by Lucasfilm and Disney and is due to be broadcast on television in 2014 on Disney XD. Disney who also own the comic-book giants, Marvel, recently announced a partnership with Netflix through which they would produce and distribute four exclusive television series’. Industry insiders now suspect: Star Wars Rebels has been included as part of this deal.