How Old Lando Calrissian Is (From Solo To Rise of Skywalker)


Lando Calrissian is a prominent character in the Star Wars movie, with roles in the originals, sequels, and a spinoff. But how old is he?

Here’s how old Lando Calrissian is in his Star Wars movie appearances, from Solo to The Rise of Skywalker. Lando was first introduced in The Empire Strikes Back, becoming a key figure in the original trilogy. Initially, he was a morally ambiguous supporting character who betrayed Han Solo and Princess Leia, but he proved himself a hero by flying with the Rebellion during the Battle of Endor. Lando helped destroy the second Death Star, ending the Empire’s reign. Since that time, Lando’s remained a popular character amongst Star Wars fans, appearing in various forms of media.

While Lando was absent from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, he eventually factored into Disney’s Star Wars movie slate with roles in spinoff Solo: A Star Wars Story and Skywalker saga finale The Rise of Skywalker. In those movies, audiences got to see Lando at very different parts of his life. He’s a young, suave scoundrel in the former and an old, wise hero in the latter. Getting to see Lando at these varying points in back-to-back movies could make some wonder just how old he is over the course of the films. It’s never explicitly stated onscreen, but there are enough clues to figure it out.

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Lando was born approximately 43 BBY (before the Battle of Yavin). With that in mind, he is around 33 years old during the events of Solo, which primarily takes place 10 BBY. This would mean he’s 46 years old in The Empire Strikes Back (set 3 ABY) and 47 in Return of the Jedi (set 4 ABY).

Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian in Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

In the sequel trilogy, Lando is in his late 70s. When viewers finally catch up with him in The Rise of Skywalker, Cloud City’s former baron administrator is 78 years old. Both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi take place in 34 ABY, when Lando was 77. There’s a one-year time jump between The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, which is set in 35 ABY. Though Lando’s role in the closing film is brief, audiences got a hint of what he was up to in his younger years between trilogies, as it’s revealed he tried to track Ochi of Bestoon with Luke Skywalker.

Like his friends Luke, Han, and Leia (all of whom died in the sequel trilogy), Lando is at a normal age for an elderly human. He seems to be aware he’s in his twilight years in The Rise of Skywalker, initially passing on the opportunity to fly as a pilot for the Resistance. He had settled down on Pasaana, his own way of coping with the pain and loss he suffered at the hands of the First Order. But his experience in The Rise of Skywalker encouraged him to follow a new path, as he took it upon himself to reunite lost children with their families. It’s certainly an admirable mission, and shows Lando is going to make the most of whatever time he has left. He may have started out as a shifty gambler and smuggler, but similar to Han, he’s got a heart of gold.

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Updated: November 6, 2020 — 12:21 am

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