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One of Star Wars’ greatest Jedi is gearing up for his return, as production has officially commenced on Lucasfilm’s Obi-Wan Kenobi, a limited series set to debut on Disney+. The show will feature the long-awaited return of Ewan McGregor in the titular role and see his beloved character navigate a dangerous galaxy. Of course, McGregor will be joined by an impressive cast, which includes a number of franchise newcomers. Sung Kang, known for his role as Han Lue in the Fast & Furious series, is one of these fresh faces. And while he can’t say much about his role, he’s now provided a pretty wild tease.
Actors who are involved with high-profile franchises like Star Wars or the Marvel Cinematic Universe have to choose their words carefully when discussing the project. But while promoting F9, Sung Kang seemed to have no problem side-stepping specifics about his Obi-Wan Kenobi role. He did, however, share a short, yet sweet, tease when discussing it with journalist Tara Hitchcock:
I honestly think Sung Kang just sold a lot of fans with just two words: “sexual deliciousness.” If anything, they imply that the actor plays a charming character that is sure to ooze charisma and could also have quite a bit of sex appeal. Kang has played some smooth characters before, with Fast & Furious’ Han being a prime example. So even with such a small tease, it sounds like this role is right up the actor’s alley.
As of right now, if anyone were to think of “sexual deliciousness” in the Star Wars universe, their minds would probably go to Lando Calrissian. The gambler-turned-businessman effortlessly oozes cool and has a sexuality that’s quite fluid. Based on the brief description of Sung Kang’s character, it’ll be interesting to see if he draws any inspiration from Billy Dee Williams and Donald Glover’s handling of Lando.
It’s anyone’s guess as to how Sung Kang’s character fits into Obi-Wan’s journey in the new series. While we know the series begins with the Jedi living in exile on Tatooine and watching over young Luke Skywalker but, from there, he’s taken on a different kind of adventure. Even with the presence of new characters played by stars like Kang, Indira Varma and Kumail Nanjiani, the series seems poised to add new layers to the legendary Jedi. You can check out Obi-Wan’s past exploits by streaming the Skywalker Saga on Disney+, which you can sign up for using this link (opens in new tab).
Obi-Wan Kenobi is sure to be filled with plenty of surprises, and it’ll be exciting to see new players like Sung Kang. And we’ll see how his character manages to give off that “sexual deliciousness.”
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