Star Wars fans have been on the viewing platform Disney+ to watch Obi-Wan Kenobi, a much-awaited sequel to the events of Revenge of the Sith. However, fans were shocked once the Fifth Brother showed his face on the screen. Now people are wondering if the Marvel star Benedict Wong is the actor behind the Fifth Brother.
The actor behind the Fifth Brother is actually an American actor that goes by the name Sung-Ho Kang. As you may have guessed, this actor is also Asian as his mother is Korean. The Doctor Strange Actor Wong is not part of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
This isn’t the first time Wong has been thought to be part of other movies aside from the Doctor Strange connected movies. Fans also mistook him for another Asian actor in Marvel’s Eternals. Let’s take a dive into the career of Sung Kang and his role as the Fifth Brother.
Which Character Did Fans Think Was Benedict Wong?
For those who have been following Obi-Wan Kenobi, viewers noticed that the Fifth Brother looked strikingly familiar to the current Sorcerer Supreme. Naturally, this led to people thinking that the Marvel Actor Benedict Wong has also taken part in Star Wars-related media. However, the actor behind the Fifth Brother is actually Sung Kang.
Sung Kang’s character is one of the Imperial Inquisitors mentioned in the Star Wars franchise. The character has appeared in other Star Wars-related media before having Sung Kang play him in the series. The Fifth Brother has made an appearance in Star Wars Rebels, one of the many animated series for the franchise.
The Fifth Brother belongs to an unidentified alien species that Darth Vader sent to track and hunt Jedi Kanan Jarrus and Ezra Bridger. He was partnered with the Seventh Sister after the death of the Grand Inquisitor for the hunting mission.
While the character comes close to capturing the Jedi on multiple occasions, he ends up failing. He eventually fell to his death at the hands of the former Sith Lord Maul in the animated series.
Who is Sung-Ho Kang?
While this might be the first time people have confused Sung Kang for Benedict Wong, the American-Korean actor is no stranger when it comes to film. His first major role in movies was Han Lue from Fast & Furious. He also had television roles such as John Mak in the series Power.
The actor was born in Clarkson, Georgia, to South Korean parents. Later his mother would move to Gainesville, Georgia, to raise him along with his African American stepfather. He moved to Barstow, California, by the time he hit high school.
Due to his heritage, Kang took a leap and pursued acting, which was a brave decision on his part. During that time, there weren’t many roles for Asian Americans, causing his parents to worry about his future.
Luckily, his talent scored him roles in the Fast & Furious franchise starting in 2002. He also earned himself roles in movies such as The Motel, War, Forbidden Warrior, Live Free or Die Hard, and even the movie Bullet to the Head.
His acting career did not stop in movies. Kang also played characters that appeared on television. He was in shows such as Gang Related and Mad TV. He even opened a youtube channel called Sung’s Garage in January 2020.
Currently, the actor is portraying the Fifth Brother in the Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi.
What Other Characters Did People Mistake as Benedict Wong?
Benedict Wong is most known for his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Wong, the current Sorcerer Supreme. However, since becoming a familiar face on the big screen, people have been confusing him with other Asian actors in various media.
When Marvel’s Eternals was released, fans thought Benedict Wong was also playing Gilgamesh. Some people even thought Gilgamesh was actually Wong. But, of course, that wouldn’t have been possible in that universe since Wong was already Sorcerer Supreme at this point in the MCU timeline. It’s also unlikely since the Eternals movie only focused on one of the multiverses, meaning there could only be one Wong on that version of the earth.
Gilgamesh was played by an actor named Ma Dong Suk, also known as Don Lee. Viewers were simply confused with the striking similarities due to similar Asian features. However, both characters and actors are very different.
What Movies Is Wong Involved In?
Benedict Wong constantly returns as Wong in the Marvel Cinematic Universe-related movies. He also got to voice his character in the animated series called What If. Other than his Marvel role, he is best known for his acting as Kublai Shan in Marco Polo and Bruce Ng in The Martians.
Wong is also set to appear in an upcoming Marvel series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and The Three-Body Problem.
Where Can I Watch Obi-Wan Kenobi?
Currently, the show is only available on Disney Plus. As of writing, there are three episodes already released on the streaming platform. Unfortunately, there isn’t any news of the show streaming in other areas, so consider signing up for Disney Plus if you’d like to watch and support the series.
Disney Plus is only $9.99 per month, and you have unlimited access to their entire library. There are also bundles that are offered on the site, so you can take a look at everything they have to offer.
You can also wait for the entire series to finish and subscribe to the streaming platform for one month to enjoy the show. However, the series is said to only last six episodes, with the first two already out since May 27, 2022.
What Episode Does the Fifth Brother Appear?
The Fifth Brother appears as early as the first episode, alongside several of the main inquisitors. This will be the first time this character will be making his live-action debut. Although in Star Wars Rebels, the Fifth Brother serves as one of the main antagonists, you can imagine he will also get another major antagonist role in this series.
What is his Lightsaber?
Like most individuals who have gone over to the dark side, The Fifth Brother wields a red lightsaber. However, instead of the standard sword-like appearance, the light saber is a double-bladed spinning lightsaber.