First Look at Ken Leung’s Character from Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

Ken LeungOne month ago we exclusively revealed that actor Ken Leung is part of The Force Awakens cast. We’ve made a detailed description of his appearance in the movie, and since now the actor himself revealed that he is in the movie, and the fact that he appeared briefly in the Behind the Scenes Video showed at SDCC, we decided to share the actual photo with the actor…



First of all, thanks to Cantina staff member Rebo, who found an official confirmation by the actor himself that he will appear in the movie. This is an interview with Leung posted on April 7th by the Mexican site Sinembargo:


(translated by Google)

It is more than an honor [to be in Star Wars], it is like an amusement park for adults, as it is all very magical, as if you were a child, it is rare, something really great and I can not say more than I am there, because everything is so secret, It was just my pages, I could not leave my dressing room because there were planes trying to take pictures of us, a real secret.


The first ‘Star Wars’ was released the year when my brother was born and he died two years ago but he is always with me. I remember the first time I heard they were filming here in Albuquerque and told my agent I need an audition, but nothing happened.


Then, when he got a call that they wanted me to ‘Star Wars’ I thought it was my brother who was answering my request he had made, because I think a lot about it and this is something very special, “he added.


Princess ‘Leia’ was the first love of my brother and I stayed and talked with her, so everything is very special because I never imagined also be part of that.





Rumors that Disney had signed a 3 years deal to shoot in New Mexico were circling the web since November 2013 (HERE). Leung’s words are actually the first official confirmation that apart from Pinewood Studios and several other locations, The Force Awakens was also using the Albuquerque Studios in New Mexico.



Now back to Leung. According to Sinembargo, the actor traveled twice to London to film his scenes for several days and that he “was watching much of the original cast”. Now we know from the BTS footage that Leung’s character will appear in a scene in the Resistance Base together with Carrie Fisher (image below). Since we knew how Leung’s character looks we recognized the quick glimpse with him, that the footage gave us:



Ken Leung


So from that photo you can see that Leung’s character is of a high military rank, discussing the Resistance strategy with Leia in the secret Base. We described in details in our previous report why we think Leung’s character is of high rank (HERE).



Without any further delay, here’s a much better look at Ken Leung’s character from The Force Awakens:




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55 thoughts on “First Look at Ken Leung’s Character from Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

  • July 30, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    he just looks exactly like a rebel officer. great.

  • July 30, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Simple…But also humble in design…

  • July 30, 2015 at 7:37 pm


  • July 30, 2015 at 7:38 pm


  • July 30, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Looks cool. Like the simple design. It gives a more commanding appearance

  • July 30, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    the costume gets the tone of the OT perfectly.

  • July 30, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    He should have three movie contract instead of Greg Gumberg , because he is by far better actor.

  • July 30, 2015 at 8:08 pm


  • July 30, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    This looks really good, not too much or too little, a good balance. Hopefully the resistance will have a lot more resources and man power at their disposal, than what the alliance had. Would be cool to see like a full scale resistance central command. Located somewhere else. I don`t think they could control the resistance forces and logistics with a small base center its too open. How about a supreme resistance commander ? like what NATO has. They could defiantly afford all this sophistication if more previously enslaved systems broke free and contributed to the cause.

  • July 30, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Definitely looks like a star wars character!

  • July 30, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    I wonder how important his role in the movie will be?

    • July 30, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      They’ll probably show him in a scene or two just before the ship he is on explodes.

      • July 30, 2015 at 11:07 pm

        You know… “tradition”.

    • August 2, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      Someone gotta use the Calgon on the uniforms

  • July 30, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    He looks great!

  • July 30, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    The uniform actually reminds me of an Imperial Officer.

  • July 30, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Liked him in lost. Look forward to seeing what he brings to TFA. FIlming in New Mexico….? I wonder if this could be our first look at a live action the Sith homeworl? Interesting times ahead people.

    • July 30, 2015 at 8:37 pm

      Or maybe the Resistance is funding its war effort by dealing crystal meth.

      • July 30, 2015 at 9:36 pm

        New Mexico is where you go to get blue Kyber Crystal Meth from Darth Heisenberg.

  • July 30, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Will he sound like Nute Gunray when he speaks?

    • July 30, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      That’s messed up 😛

  • July 30, 2015 at 8:44 pm


  • July 30, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Very cool… interesting how the vest covers his belt on one side

  • July 30, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Excellent work all! You do the community proud! Thank you from all of us to all of you for all your hard work and dedication.

    • July 30, 2015 at 10:15 pm

      While I agree with you, I know that the SW7N staff knows more about TFA than they have announced. They’re just holding back because they’re worried about getting sued rather than having true dedication to the spoiler hobby as their primary objective should be.

      • July 31, 2015 at 4:44 pm


  • July 30, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    But what about all these photos (Ackbar, Numb, Grumberg’s character and now Leung’s)? Some kind of promotional art?

    • July 31, 2015 at 2:29 am

      It’s fairly standard to take shots like this of movie characters. For the prequels there were professional shots of virtually every extra.

    • July 31, 2015 at 5:40 pm

      Every SW movie did this.

  • July 30, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    “we decided to share the actual photo”

    Does this mean you have other pictures and resources that you are not making public? Why is this?

    • July 30, 2015 at 11:13 pm

      FAN 1: The Death Star plans are not in the MAIN computer! 😉
      Fan 2 lifts Captain Viral Hide up by the neck.
      FAN 2: Where are the transmissions you’ve intercepted? What have you done with those plans?! ;P

      • July 31, 2015 at 5:45 am

        I think Viral had access to things that Lucas film or some other entity asked to not reveal within certain time frames? That’s ok, I prefer a slow trickle instead of an onslaught of images followed by months of nothing.

  • July 30, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Lookin good =)

  • July 30, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    now lets see some more first order stuff

  • July 30, 2015 at 11:05 pm


  • July 31, 2015 at 12:03 am

    He was dope in Rush Hour!

  • July 31, 2015 at 12:49 am

    I thought it was a credit to his acting ability that he was one of the survivors at the end of Lost. Doubt that was ever planned. He was presented as a bad guy, small part, but fit in really great with the core cast. The writers kept giving his character more depth and story. He’ll be great in Ep. 7. Hope he has a place in the next movie too.

  • July 31, 2015 at 12:58 am

    Glad to have him, loved him on LOST.

  • July 31, 2015 at 1:23 am

    Commander Sato from Siege of Lothal?

    • July 31, 2015 at 5:29 am

      He would be long dead by this point in the saga.

      • August 1, 2015 at 3:13 am

        Not necessarily. We currently have no real idea of how old humans get in the star wars universe, let alone commander Sato’s age. For all we know, average life expectancy could be a hundred years or more. Lets say he is somewere halfway in his thirties during the siege of Lothal. Ad another thirtyfive years or so, and he would be around his early seventies during the force awakens. Don’t forget that some of the leaders of the rebellion during the OT were at an advanced age. Admiral Ackbar for instance has been around since at least the clone wars, and apparently he will be in the force awakens, so who knows. Only time will tell.

  • July 31, 2015 at 2:31 am

    Nice!…has that classic trilogy look.

  • July 31, 2015 at 2:50 am

    C3PO with red arm,confirmed.

    Still not too crazy about that red look.
    Probably will get used to it.

    I just realized someone gave a real spoiler
    a few articles back on how he gets his red arm.
    Wish I hadn’t read it now.

    That looks like Leia standing there and
    maybe Rey in the photo?

  • July 31, 2015 at 3:02 am

    There are definite nods to early 20th century British Army Officer’s attire in that costume. It’s well done and fitting here.

  • July 31, 2015 at 3:07 am

    If I had to guess, he will have a mon mothma type roll. A few critically important lines but not a lot of overall screen time when all is said and done

  • July 31, 2015 at 3:51 am

    If one stops eating hot dogs and opens ones Eyes, the power of One, right now, would see New Order things happening everywhere and all around! elusiveness but in plain sight, right before your eyes, right beneath your feet but Hey! I get it, it’s Star Wars! The Perfect distraction from reality and as They! have always done! They are doing a darn good job of it although and suffice to say, we are to blame for not only being Dumb but as we move forward, even Dumber! All rightee then, back to our Hot Dogs!

    • July 31, 2015 at 4:31 am

      Kenobi… “who is the fool? the fool or the fool that follows” from all of the Star Wars movies, from all lines and messengers spoken, Kenobi’s wisdom has been something that has chillingly stuck out and impacted on me through life! We have always and continuously been taunted and shown future plans in advance, through music and through movies, any and all other distractions thrown at the masses, whether Star Wars, new order and resistance, Terminator Judgement Day, the soon to be released Rogue Nation and OMG Cinderella even, speaking of “economics end” and “the way of the world” Oh! you don’t believe me do you?, disagree do you? Well not to worry, this freedom is being compromised at this very time as well! Perhaps you could shoot the messenger? hmmmmm! let’s push really hard in disarming the citizens! may the force be with you!

      • July 31, 2015 at 7:23 am

        lol Jesus Christ.

      • August 1, 2015 at 7:19 pm

        I’m hurtling through middle age and still don’t get that line, ‘Who’s the more foolish, the fool or the one that follows him?’ or whatever it was. Unless it was not meant to be wise but just him saying, ‘I’m a right daft old goat, what are you hanging around with me for?’ The line just seems a bit off, or like that Kenobi-type fella in Mystery Men.

  • July 31, 2015 at 6:03 am

    Maybe JJ could release the Topps cards for the second trailer, which might put us out of this misery of minutia we find ourselves in at the moment.

  • July 31, 2015 at 7:05 am

    style looks like its British WW1 influenced. Look at the fabric roughness and colours. Very BlackAdder goes forth.

    • July 31, 2015 at 1:53 pm

      Darthvader Goes Force

    • July 31, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      very cool

  • July 31, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    He knows J. J. Abrams from LOST ! 🙂

  • August 1, 2015 at 12:47 am

    Hell yeah, EQUALITY

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