Vanity Fair recently revealed a first look at Ming-Na Wen’s character in The Mandalorian. She will be portraying Fennec Shard, who is an assassin that crosses paths with The Mandalorian. According to Vanity Fair the character will be making her debut appearance midway into the first season.
Vanity Fair also released a new trailer featuring a sneak peak of Fennec Shard.
Ming-Na also revealed some of her thoughts in her involvement on the project.
“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.”
Is she the light side or the dark side? Good guy or bad? Or does her allegiance lie somewhere in the middle? “Thinking that she’s a mercenary, it can go either way,” Wen said. “I think it remains to be seen.” Wen compared her to Han Solo, a survivor who didn’t start out believing in any cause but his own. Then again, Fennec Shand made her name committing murder for the galaxy’s top crime syndicates, so she’s much closer to the sinister side than the wisecracking smuggler.
The Mandalorian will be apart of the day one titles on Disney+, which will launch on November 12, 2019.
Source: Vanity Fair