There has been a bit of a break for the Star Wars franchise since The Bad Batch ended. PlayStation did surprise us with the announcement of a PlayStation 5 exclusive remake for Knights of the Old Republic. On the Disney+ side of things, we only know that The Mandalorian spin-off The Book of Boba Fett releases in December, but it’s been mostly quiet on this front. Luckily, it seems actor Sung Kang may have confirmed a rumor surrounding his mysterious character in Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Back in July, Cinelinx’s Jordan Maison hinted that the actor would play the Fifth Brother, who was an antagonist in the animated spin-off Star Wars Rebels. The character was voiced by Philip Anthony-Rodriguez and was hunting down remaining Jedi and Force-sensitive characters. While he did face a dark ending in that story, the Kenobi series takes place just as Darth Vader starts hunting down Jedi and turning some to the dark side and join his team of Inquisitors. So, we might see the early days of this character, as Kang confirmed in an interview with Screen Rant he’ll wield a lightsaber in the series.
There’s a chance he’ll fight alongside Obi-Wan to face the main challenge of this series. We know that Anakin will make his return. So, we could even witness the birth of the Inquisitors as the Fifth Brother gets pulled into the ranks. The Disney+ series will offer a glimpse into a mysterious era as the Empire establishes its ranks. So, we’ll probably learn more about the organization that would get taken down after the death of our titular hero kickstarted the adventure for a young Skywalker.