Even with Star Wars Day 2021 in the rearview mirror, fans of the long-standing franchise are hyped and looking forward to a fantastic run of new content for the galaxy far, far away.
The last few days have provided a handful of set photos for multiple live-action adventures, including the return of Shoretroopers in Diego Luna's Andor series on Disney+. The streaming service will also bring Obi-Wan Kenobi next year, which Ewan McGregor is currently shooting alongside an all-star cast including the likes of Hayden Christensen, Kumail Nanjiani, and more .
As fans look to the future, the present remains bright with the debut of the first episode of The Bad Batch on Star Wars Day itself. The animated follow-up to The Clone Wars brings the team of defective, enhanced clones together for a new run through the galaxy , which is also set to expand on other characters previously introduced in the Star Wars mythos.
One of those characters sees the spotlight in the latest leak surrounding the 16-episode journey.
FENNEC SHAND GOES ANIMATED
A leak from Reddit revealed a full look at the animated version of Ming-Na Wen's Fennec Shand, who will appear during Season 1 of The Bad Batch . This marks her first run in Star Wars animation after making appearances in four episodes of The Mandalorian .
MING-NA WEN CONTINUES TO SHINE
Fennec Shand made her mark on the Star Wars universe when she arrived in Chapter 5 of The Mandalorian in 2019 . She appeared in the final three episodes of Season 2 as well before a post-credits scene in Chapter 16 revealed that she will co-star in The Book of Boba Fett alongside long-time star Temuera Morrison as the iconic bounty hunter.
Ming-Na Wen continues her run as one of the iconic sci-fi and action actresses in the game today, returning for her second of three confirmed Star Wars projects and her first in the realm of animation. She's already made a name for herself as one of Disney's most memorable figures after voicing the leading heroine in 1998's animated Mulan and co-starring in all seven seasons of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Agent Melinda May.
Wen will be one of only a handful of actors to embody their Star Wars character in both live-action and in animated form , establishing a greater sense of continuity between the two popular mediums of galactic storytelling.
Episode 2 of The Bad Batch is set to premiere tonight on Disney+. Ming-Na Wen is confirmed to return at some point in this series before she takes a leading role in 2021's The Book of Boba Fett on Disney+.