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Ming-Na Wen Confirmed to Return as Fennec Shand in Star Wars: The Bad Batch

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    In an interview for StarWars.com Ming-Na Wen has confirmed she will be reprising her role from The Mandalorian as elite assassin Fennec Shand, voicing the character in the upcoming Clone Wars spin-off The Bad Batch.



    In the interview she talks about seeing Luke Skywalker on the big screen and identifying with him, her and Dave Filoni being from the same town (and going to the same high school), her time working with Temuera Morrison and, of course, her finally being able to spill the big news:



    Below is the referenced sizzle trailer from last weeks Disney Investor Meeting:



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB9DIxdB198



    Shand debuted in the Dave Filoni directed episode Chapter 5: The Gunslinger, ending the episode left for dead with a blaster bolt to the gut. There was hope that the actress, famous for playing agent Melinda May in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and voicing Disney's title character in Mulan would return in a later season after a mysterious figure approached her character in the episodes cliffhanger.



    The payoff came in Chapter 14: The Tragedy when we discovered she had survived, saved by none other than bounty hunter Boba Fett. While we have followed her journey in The Mandalorian coming into this weeks finale where anything could happen, the sizzle reel above hinted at a backstory.



    It was pretty certain the character in the trailer was Shand due to her signature orange visor but with this interview we now have confirmation that both Shand and Wen are returning. The character won't be exactly the same though:



    There is no denying  that Wen is a huge Star Wars fan, is ecstatic to be a part of it, and has come a long way from being president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Club in high school:



    You can check out the full interview here.



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