More Ming Na Wen to Appear in Upcoming ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Series

Fans of actress Ming Na Wen and her character Fennec Shand will have a lot to look forward to with the announcement of an upcoming new “Star Wars” show on Disney Plus. 

Surprise spin-off: The show, titled “The Book of Boba Fett” was first hinted in the post-credits sequence after the season 2 finale of “The Mandalorian” and confirmed by executive producer Jon Favreau on Monday, Variety reported.

 

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  • The new show will star Maori actor Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett and Ming-Na Wen as the elite assassin Fennec Shand.
  • The series, which continues the journey of the fan favorite characters, is set to premiere in December 2021.
  • While set within the timeline of “The Mandalorian,” Favreau clarified that the “Boba Fett” series is a separate show and not a third season of the hit show. 
  • Wen celebrated the announcement with an Instagram post and a subtle tweet, asking, “Just woke up. Any good news this morning?”

Wen’s Fennec Shand: Introduced in “The Mandalorian” episode ”The Gunslinger,” the character is the first major “Star Wars” anti-hero portrayed by an Asian actress.

  • In “The Mandalorian” Season 2 finale, the highly skilled fighter has become Boba Fett’s traveling companion.
  • Wen will also voice a younger Fennec in the animated series “Star Wars: The Bad Batch.

 

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