It sounds like Lando Calrissian could appear in future Star Wars films, according to the man who first wrote the character.
Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote The Empire Strikes Back and The Force Awakens said in an interview with Vanity Fair, that there's no Lando in the seventh episode of the series, but that certainly doesn't mean we won't see him again.
"Right now, there’s no Lando Calrissian in this movie. But Lando I don’t think is finished in any way, shape, or form," Kasdan said.
Given the new film is expected to be structurally the same as the original film - it’s entirely plausible that Lando could appear in 2017’s Episode 8. So i guess this is cause for optimism, for fans of Lando everywhere.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will crash land into theaters December 18th 2015.