Next week, we all get to watch the first episode of Star Wars: The Mandalorian on Disney+, when it launches on November 12th. And now thanks to Vanity Fair, we’ve got a first look at the new assassin called Fennec Shand, who is played by Ming-Na Wen.
She has previously appeared in Marvel’s Agents of Shield as Agent May and as the lead character in the Disney animated classic, Mulan.
In this 30 second TV spot commercial, we get to see her on screen for the first time:
She told Vanity Fair:
“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.”
We know very little about the character, as she doesn’t let too much away in the interview,
“Thinking that she’s a mercenary, it can go either way. I think it remains to be seen.”
Wen compares her character to Han Solo, who a survivor who didn’t start out believing in any cause but his own.
“She is definitely someone who’s loyal to herself. It will evolve, it will change. I mean, I think that’s what’s so wonderful about creating a new character. I think she has a good sense of humor about it all as well, which is also fun. You can’t really pinpoint which direction she’s going to go.”
As with everything with the Mandalorian, Disney are being secretive enough to not give any details away, while teasing us with a little information. The Mandalorian is coming to Disney+ on November 12th.
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