Vanity Fair has finally revealed Ming-Na Wen’s (Mulan, Street Fighter, Agents of SHIELD) Star Wars character in Disney+ series The Mandalorian, as she will be playing an assassin named Fennec Shand.

A fox can be a sly predator—or it can be the vulnerable, hunted prey. Ming-Na Wen’s new Star Wars character from The Mandalorian is someone who knows how quickly one can become the other.

The Agents of SHIELD and Mulan actor will appear as the assassin Fennec Shand, who crosses paths with Pedro Pascal’s masked bounty hunter midway through the first season of the Disney+ series, which launches with the streaming service’s debut on November 12.

During their interview with Ming-Na, she reveals some details about the character.

WEN: “We got our inspiration really from the name. The idea of a fennec fox came to mind. She’s tricky, and yet she’s able to maneuver and survive, and be stealthy—so very graceful and agile. I just love that whole image with the name.”

When asked if Fennec is good or bad, Ming-Na responded with this.

WEN: “Thinking that she’s a mercenary, it can go either way,” Wen said. “I think it remains to be seen.”

“She is definitely someone who’s loyal to herself.”

Wen joins a cast that consists of Pedro Pascal (Wonder Woman 1984, Game of Thrones, Kingsman: The Golden Circle) as the titular Mandalorian, Gina Carano (Fast and Furious 6, Deadpool) as Cara Dune, Carl Weathers (Predator, Rocky, Happy Gilmore) as Greef Carga, Giancarlo Esposito (Do The Right Thing, Breaking Bad) as Moff Gideon, Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok, The Suicide Squad) as IG-11, Werner Herzog (Jack Reacher), Nick Nolte as Kuill, Bill Burr (Breaking Bad), Mark Boone Jr. (Batman Begins, Memento), Julia Jones (Westworld) as Omera, and Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones) as a Twi’lek bounty hunter.

The Mandalorian begins airing starting on November 12th on Disney+.

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. “The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.


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