Obi-Wan Kenobi's Sung Kang Seems to Confirm His Villainous Star Wars Role
Sung Kang opened up about what it's been like to join the Star Wars universe for the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi show on Disney+ -- and he even confirms he'll get his own lightsaber.
The actor, who recently returned to the Fast & Furious franchise in this summer's F9, spoke to Screen Rant about coming to the galaxy far, far away and how much it's a childhood dream come true.
"I used to dress up in the cheap Kmart plastic Halloween costumes, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, almost every single day from 8 to 13 years old," Kang revealed. "My friends and I would play pretend, we would make our own lightsabers out of toilet paper centers and stuff like that and paper towel cardboard."
"To be able to be on set and see Darth Vader and see the Star Wars universe in front of me, I mean -- just as a fan to be able to be part of that history is pretty amazing," the actor continued. I kept pinching myself to go, 'How did I end up here?' and, my character has a lightsaber, to go, 'What? This is... It's not a toy. It's actually the real thing, right?' So, pretty cool."
While Kang isn't able to reveal much about his character, it's clear that he's a massive fan. That's likely why his Fast & Furious character is named Han Seoul-Oh. Now, he'll be part of the universe proper, but it's unknown what part he will play.
Earlier this year, rumor emerged that Kang will play an Inquisitor, the lightsaber-wielding minions of Darth Vader introduced on Rebels. Though not proper Sith, they do use red lightsabers to hunt down the remaining Jedi who survived Order 66. Though just a rumor at this point, it makes more sense that a character with a lightsaber would be evil rather than good given Obi-Wan Kenobi will take place at a time when the few remaining Jedi are all in hiding. An Inquisitor would make for a natural fit, and Disney+ has already introduced numerous animated characters, like Bo-Katan, to the live-action world.
Kang also mentions seeing Hayden Christensen's Darth Vader on set, further teasing his character's involvement with the Sith lord. Obi-WanKenobi has yet to receive a release date on Disney+, so for now, fans will simply be left to speculate about Kang's mysterious role.