‘The Mandalorian’: First Look At Ming-Na Wen’s ‘Star Wars’ Character Revealed

A new image from The Mandalorian offers fans a first look at Ming-Na Wen’s Star Wars character Fennec Shand.

While Disney is keeping the secrets of its first live-action Star Wars series under wraps, fans have finally learnt who Ming-Na Wen is playing in The Mandalorian. The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star is joining Pedro Pascal in the Star Wars universe as a resilient assassin who is tricky to pin down. Ming-Na Wen spoke to Vanity Fair about portraying this brand new character in the Star Wars universe, explaining that it’s been fun creating the assassin for The Mandalorian.

During her interview with Vanity Fair, Ming-Na Wen revealed that her character’s name in The Mandalorian is Fennec Shand. The Star Wars series actress explained that the inspiration for her name came from the Fennec Fox, a real-life animal. The article also reveals that Ming-Na Wen’s character gained notoriety as an assassin for the biggest crime syndicates in the Star Wars universe. Take a look at what Ming-Na Wen had to say about her Star Wars character in The Mandalorian below and see her character in the Vanity Fair article.

“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. 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.”

Are you looking forward to seeing Ming-Na Wen in the Star Wars universe? What do you want to see her assassin get up to in The Mandalorian? Tell us in the comments!

Here is the official synopsis for The Mandalorian:

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.

The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. The series was written by Jon Favreau, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist is also on board as a co-executive producer.

Dave Filoni will direct the first episode of the series and additional episodes will be helmed by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa, and Jessica Jones director Deborah Chow.

The Mandalorian will premiere exclusively on Disney+ on November 12, 2019.

Source: Vanity Fair

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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