When it comes to news about "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," fans are prepared to look around every nook and cranny. Today, those hiding spots have turned up some interesting, albeit unconfirmed, information.
StarWars7News is reporting that actor Ken Leung has been cast as a Resistance general in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Leung is a veteran actor who has appeared in countless movies and television shows. He is perhaps best known for his recurring role as Miles Straume in "LOST" (which director J.J. Abrams helped create and produce).
StarWars7News believes he is a Resistance general based on the costume being described as a "brownish uniform with a reddish belt." The rank insignia on the uniform also hints toward Resistance connections. However, this is just speculation at this point.
Abrams is known for working with a similar stable of actors, much like Christopher Nolan. Leung has appeared in two of Abrams' shows and is very familiar with what he expects as a director. Admittedly, it is curious that this casting is just now becoming known, with only six months until the film hits theaters. But Leung is an accomplished actor with a lot of experience under his belt. Regardless of what role he is playing, "Star Wars" fans should look forward to his inclusion in a galaxy far, far away.