On Monday, the Star Wars Instagram account posted a story with different wallpapers in honor of Women’s History Month, showing off some of the favorite women in Star Wars animated projects.
Included was Padmé Amidala, Satine Kryze, Bo-Katan Kryze, Asajj Ventress, and Ahsoka Tano from The Clone Wars; Sabine Wren and Hera Syndulla from Rebels; Tam Ryvora and Torra Doza from Resistance; and Fennec Shand from The Bad Batch!
That’s right, we got a brand new glimpse at Fennec from the upcoming animated series, which is awesome! Instagram stories are posted for only 24 hours and therefore don’t stay up, but here’s the image that was posted:
We don’t know how large of a role she will have in the series, but I’ve got to imagine that her being featured alongside these other characters – all of whom had significant roles in their respective shows – is a good indication that we’ll be seeing quite a bit of Fennec. And that’s great news. She obviously was first introduced in The Mandalorian, appearing in one episode of season one and seemingly dying. But she returned for a larger role in season two, having been saved by Boba Fett, and she joins Din Djarin and the team to rescue Grogu from Moff Gideon, appearing in the final three episodes of the season. Then the tease at the end of the season announced a new show, The Book of Boba Fett, which will also star Shand. And in the first trailer for The Bad Batch, we got a few glimpses of Shand as well, which was our first indication that she will appear in the show – voiced by Ming-Na Wen, who plays her in live-action as well.
I’m excited for this show for a number of reasons, but seeing more of Fennec Shand is definitely one of them! This show is set nearly three decades before The Mandalorian, so we’ll be seeing a younger version of the character – and I would guess that means we’ll be seeing her in the early days of becoming the feared assassin who worked for the top crime syndicates.