Finally, some good news has arrived from that galaxy far, far away. Williams has been steadily working in film and TV for decades, appearing in the TV remake of "Dirty Dancing" past year and providing voices for recent "Star Wars" video games and "The LEGO Batman Movie".
Star Wars 9 is about to get another dose of the Original Trilogy as everyone's favourite cape-wearing betrayer, Lando Calrissian, is back for the first time on-screen in over 35 years since 1983's Return of the Jedi.
Fans have been speculating Williams' return for months.
Rumors were heightened at the end of June when the Saskatchewan Entertainment Expo announced Williams was cancelling an appearance set for September.
All 12 boys, soccer coach rescued from flooded Thai cave
The rescuers have been learning from experience and were two hours faster in bringing out the second batch of survivors on Monday. CNN was told the boys were exploring the caves on June 23 with their coach when they were trapped inside by heavy seasonal rains.
Williams would add some legacy clout to "Star Wars 9", which doesn't have an official title yet.
Following Colin Trevorrow's exit over creative differences, Abrams - who directed The Force Awakens - was asked to return to direct Episode IX.
Episode IX will also star Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver, with Keri Russell one of the rumoured new additions to the cast.
Nothing further to report at this time, but you know the drill: Star Wars: Episode IX updates will continue until morale improves. The film, which marks the return of Force Awakens director J.J.