— Billy Dee Williams (@realbdw) November 13, 2019
“Once a rebel, always a rebel. Heading to the galaxy in these Thanks @Gunnar 😎,” Williams wrote.
As you can see, Williams thanked his personal trainer, Gunnar Peterson, in the post. It was revealed over the summer that Peterson trains both Williams and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, a fact the two men bonded over when they met at D23 Expo.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set to star a returning Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. New cast members include Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, and Keri Russell, and the returning veteran actors are Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and Ian McDiarmid as the Emperor. According to the director, J.J. Abrams, Leia will be featured in the film using unreleased footage of Carrie Fisher from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
During the Episode IX panel at Star Wars Celebration this year, Abrams teased what fans can expect from the upcoming movie:
0COMMENTS“The movie doesn’t pick up immediately after the last film,” he shared. “Some time has passed. This movie is an adventure the group goes on together. One of the great things about getting to work on the movie is the dynamic between all of the characters. They’re amazing together, and it’s something I’m excited for you all to see.”