Sung Kang Teases His Obi-Wan Kenobi Function

Shrouded in secrecy and raised to close god-tier standing by devoted followers, Obi-Wan Kenobi is probably Disney+’s most anticipated Star Wars collection so far, if not its most anticipated collection, full-stop. With the return of Ewan McGregor because the Jedi Grasp, alongside Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker — now often known as Darth Vader — followers have been clamoring for any data they will get on the collection, regardless of Disney and Lucasfilm retaining the manufacturing underneath a good lockdown. Nevertheless it appears to be like like might have gotten our first nugget of data, courtesy of F9: The Quick Saga star Sung Kang.

Kang, who was solid within the prequel collection in March, spoke to ScreenRant about his expertise filming the collection, admitting that he was one of many many kids who grew up with Star Wars, idolizing it almost on daily basis of his life. Evaluating his childhood experiences to engaged on Kenobi, Kang revealed a key piece of details about his yet-to-be-revealed character — that he’ll wield a lightsaber:

“I used to decorate within the low-cost Kmart plastic Halloween costumes — [of] Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader — virtually each single day from eight to 13 years outdated. My mates and I’d play fake, we’d make our personal lightsabers out of, you already know, rest room paper facilities and stuff like that…To have the ability to be on set and see Darth Vader and see the Star Wars universe in entrance of me…simply as a fan, to have the ability to be part of that historical past is fairly superb. I stored pinching myself going, ‘How did I find yourself right here?’ And my character has a lightsaber, [and] it’s not a toy, it’s truly the true factor.”

Picture through Lucasfilm

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With all of the secrecy surrounding Kenobi, Kang admitting that his character wields a lightsaber is big information for followers all over the place — particularly provided that solely a selected few characters have ever had the honour of utilizing them. Does this imply that Kang might be enjoying a Jedi, presumably one which survived Emperor Palpatine’s Order 66? Or is he only a scavenger, who occurred to return throughout a saber after the destruction of the Republic and is carrying it round when he meets an precise Jedi? Or is he a villain, one of many few Sith that survived the prequels? Nobody can know for sure, and Disney actually isn’t letting something slip.

A scrap of data although it may be, it appears to be like like that’s essentially the most followers might be getting till a trailer is launched. And with a Disney+ launch date someday in the course of 2022, that gained’t be coming for some time — a minimum of, not till after The E book of Boba Fett has wrapped up its first season originally of subsequent yr, most definitely.

Try the total clip of Kang beneath:

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