The character played by O’Shea Jackson Jr. will obviously have a place in the rest of the franchise…
He only had a very small place in episode 4 ofObi-Wan Kenobi. And yet, he is a new character of Star Wars important that the Disney + series has just unveiled.
Kawlan Roken has reluctantly agreed to help the ancient Jedi save young Princess Leia (Vivien Lyra Blair) from the clutches of the Empire. It must be said that the smuggler played by O’Shea Jackson Jr. is a member of the “Passage”, this clandestine network which helps hunted Jedi to hide from the Inquisitors. And he just received a new official character poster, proof that he will matter:
“If you want my help, you got it.”
— Star Wars (@starwars) June 13, 2022
Not much is known about him, except that his force-sensitive wife was killed by the Empire! He therefore has every reason to fight against Palpatine’s troops and in episodes 5 and 6, it would not be surprising to find him on the front line, as the foundations of the Rebel Alliance take shape.
Will Kawlan Roken become a comrade in arms of Bail Organa? Will he play an important role in the organization? And could we find O’Shea Jackson Jr. subsequently in the franchise and why not in Andorwhich will take us deeper into the history of the rebellion?
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