The Mandalorian & Book Of Boba Fett Star Is Eager To Return To Star Wars


  • Ming-Na Wen, who plays Fennec Shand in Star Wars, is eager to return and wants fans to start a petition for her character’s comeback.
  • Fennec Shand will be returning in Star Wars: The Bad Batch season 3, but only as a voice actor for the animated show.
  • The future of Fennec Shand in the live-action Star Wars universe is uncertain, as her absence in The Mandalorian season 3 suggests she may be written out. Fans should voice their support if they want to see her return.



Ming-Na Wen, who plays Fennec Shand in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, is eager to return to Star Wars. Introduced in The Mandalorian season 1 as an ex-Imperial, Ming-Na Wen’s Fennec Shand became a major figure in the so-called Mandoverse. She sided with Boba Fett, serving as his second in command as he established himself as a crime lord on Tatooine.

Speaking in an interview with Collider, Ming-Na Wen has openly admitted she’d love to return to Star Wars. “Start the petition, please,” she appealed. “You know, we just ended the strike, and I will be ready and excited to put on my three-layered leather outfit and be Fennec. I miss being her. Yes, very much. But right now, I’m just working on a cookbook and developing a couple of projects.” The clear implication is that Lucasfilm hasn’t yet gotten in touch with Wen, presumably meaning viewers can rule her out of The Mandalorian season 4.

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How Does Fennec Shand Fit Into Star Wars’ Future (& Past)?

She’ll definitely return in Star Wars: The Bad Batch

Fennec Shand in Star Wars The Bad Batch

Fennec Shand is confirmed to return in Star Wars: The Bad Batch season 3, which will give more of her backstory during the Dark Times of the Empire’s reign. Ming-Na Wen will reprize the role for this, but she’ll only be a voice-actor, because this is an animated show. Beyond this, Shand’s future is a lot more unclear.

The Book of Boba Fett set Shand up as Boba Fett’s second in command on Tatooine, but that particular live-action TV show met with poor critical and popular reception. Since then, both Boba and Fennec were notably absent in The Mandalorian season 3 – despite the fact the show took a random detour to Tatooine. Sadly, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Lucasfilm pivot away from this plot, meaning both characters may well be effectively written out in the longer-term. Viewers who want to see Shand return really should make their views known, as Wen suggests.

Source: Collider

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