Once news got out that J.J. Abrams will direct the first instalment of the new Star Wars trilogy, odds were high that the director would involve a couple of his favourite actors in his new movie. Abrams' childhood pal, Greg Grunberg (Heroes) has been already spotted on the set as a rebel pilot. Now another actor connected to Abrams is confirmed to appear in The Force Awakens as Ken Leung will play a high ranking character, possibly a general, of the good guys.
While Leung's name is not the biggest out there he still appeared in hits like Red Dragon and X-Men: Last Stand. Those who follow TV shows will remember him from Lost, J. J. Abram's most famous series, but lately he can be found on Person of Interest, which is another TV project of Abrams. New reports say that Leung was spotted on The Force Awakens' set posing in a brownish, olive hue military uniform with a red belt.
According to costume designer Michael Kaplan, these costumes resemble the members of the Resistance, which is the new name of the Rebel Alliance during the time of The Force Awakens. Additionally, based on his rank insignia which looks like an X, Leung may play a high-ranking official, possibly a general.
One thing is for sure, Leung won't appear much in the movie since he was only shooting for a couple of days on the set. Although his screen time may be limited, there's still a chance that his appearance will impact the events of the #Film. These details that surfaced imply that he is one of the good guys, but it's well-known that he doesn't rule out evil roles either.
We'll surely know more about The Force Awakens' cast and plot when the Star Wars panel finally opens at this year's Comic-Con in San Diego. The newest chapter in the Star Wars universe brings back the old characters, and with them also the original actors of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Chewbacca and of course everyone's favourite droids, C-3PO and R2-D2. Besides them new faces will show up in the franchise, such as John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver, the latter being the main villain of the film.
The Force Awakens will be released on December 18. #Cinema