Vanity Fair has been updated today with an article that gives us our first look at the character Ming-Na Wen will be playing in the new Disney+ live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian. They also provide readers with details about her character (she plays a sharpshooter named Fennec Shand) as well as new teaser video introducing Shand into the series.
We learned about Ming-Na Wen joining the cast of The Mandalorian back in August during D23 Expo. The series is set to premiere on November 12 when the Disney+ streaming service launches here in the United States (US residents can sign up now). The available streaming dates for all eight episodes of The Mandalorian Season 1 can be found here.
Click the image below for a closer look at Fennec Shand and then scroll down a bit further for the teaser video!
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.
“We got our inspiration really from the name. The idea of a fennec fox came to mind,” Wen told Vanity Fair. “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.”