Actor Sung Kang hints at seeing Darth Vader on set of Obi-Wan Kenobi

Darth Vader in Star Wars: A New Hope. Photo:
Darth Vader in Star Wars: A New Hope. Photo: /

There’s been lots of interesting developments about the Obi-Wan Kenobi series recently. Earlier, we reported on a huge but interesting Obi-Wan series casting rumor. Now, on top of that, an actor who’s actually in the series seems to be hinting at some even more exciting things going on.

During an interview with Rotten Tomatoes (H/T to Star Wars News Net), actor Sung Kang (Han from F9) talked about what it was like to be a part of the upcoming Star Wars series. The Disney+ series had already begun filming earlier this year — and we even got a glimpse of Ewan McGregor on set — but Kang’s latest reveal adds to the excitement.

As he talked about getting to be on the show, he listed off some of the things he’s apparently seen, including Darth Vader himself. Now, we already know that Hayden Christensen will return in the Obi-Wan series, but there hasn’t been too much word about him being on set recently. Kang’s quote at least gives us a little confirmation about Anakin’s role as Vader in this series, and there seems to be more than just that. Here’s what he had to say in the interview:

"The feeling that I get on set is every single crew member, you look in their eyes, and it’s like a kid going, “I grew up watching Star Wars.” Like, this is my dream to be here. To see one of the Star Wars characters, or Darth Vader character, or you know, one of the Jedis walking around."

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Now this may be playing with semantics. But based on the last half of that quote, he may be saying there’s more than one Jedi on set than just Kenobi.

Given those recent casting rumors we mentioned, it’s possible his character in particular may be on the hunt for any surviving Jedi — Kenobi included. But will we run into other Jedi along the way? It’s possible, given his statement. Or, it could just mean that Kang himself is simply calling out that Kenobi is one of the Star Wars Jedi that he’s gotten to see in real life by being a part of this series.

No matter what, sooner or later, we’ll get a trailer for the series and more promotional materials where we’ll find out more. But since the series won’t premiere on Disney+ until 2022, we’ll just have to piece together what details we can for now.

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