The Star Wars franchise
can do no wrong can do some wrong. Lest we never forget that, somehow, Palpatine returned.
But casting Disney Legend, Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand is certainly one of the things right in the Star Wars saga.
I was fortunate enough to sit down with Ming-Na – who recently received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – as we discussed her character, Fennec Shand, and her co-star, Temuera Morrison (who plays Boba Fett), after they were surprisingly not in the third season of The Madalorian.
“We love our characters so much that anytime we can reprise and be that character – especially someone like me; Fennec Shand is my dream role,” said Ming-Na Wen.
“Of course you’re going to feel disappointed, like, ‘Oh, why didn’t they have me put on my outfit and get into battle with everyone?'”
Ming-Na continued saying, “I think that’s, sort of, the disappointment, but at the same time, [Temuera and I] totally understand and respect Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni’s process in what they need to do and their storytelling. We’re greedy.”
After saying she’d love to one day see her character, Fennec, wield a lightsaber, Ming-Na said, “I would love to be in every single Star Wars project at this point from now on.”
This comes after Temuera Morrison expressed his disappointment when he wasn’t given the chance to appear as the iconic Boba Fett in the third season of The Mandalorian. Speaking to ComicBook.com, he said, “Well that Mando guy stole a few chapters of my book,
“It was painful watching him turn up with some black new lethal sword. And the way he turned up in my Book of Boba, he just destroyed everybody. I’m sure this guy is ruining my show. But I couldn’t say anything. I’m not the writer, so I have to bear it I guess.”
Ming-Na is fortunate enough to return as Fennec in the third and final season of The Bad Batch, and being the top journalist that I am, I was sure to ask her about it, and… Receive absolutely zero scoops whatsoever.
When I inquired about whether or not she had read any scripts for the animated series, Ming-Na simply played it coy, and finally said, “We cannot say anything. Nothing. Nada.”
You can always trust The Movie Dweeb to get you the latest breaking exclusives just like that. (And to think, my parents paid for me to go to university to study journalism for that. I bet they’re proud of me.)