Lost star Daniel Dae Kim told The Associated Press that the meaning of the mysterious Smoke Monster will be unveiled shortly.

Kim says the origin and nature of the malevolent dark cloud will be disclosed and viewers will even get a glimpse of its lair. Turns out the monster is as "old as the island" that's been home to the Oceanic jet-crash survivors and their foes.

Kim also cautions against expectations that his character, Jin, will reunite with his wife, Sun, even though Jin survived a freighter explosion and Sun returns to the island after escaping it.

Those events don't mean "they're particularly in the same place or chronologically in the same time," Kim says.