Actress Ming-Na Wen encouraged fans to start a petition to bring back her character on Disney Plus The Mandalorian, reports ScreenRant.
Wen portrayed the assassin Fennec Shand on the series. The character only appeared on one episode, where she was shot and presumed dead. However, an unidentified figure is seen standing over her body at the end of the episode, leaving the character’s actual fate unknown.
Fans of the show as well as Wen herself are hoping that this ambiguous ending might leave room for Fennec Shand to return to the show.
“I think they just announced they [were] picked up for season three,” she told Insider, addressing fans of the show. “So I want you to start a petition, sort of like what they did with #CoulsonLives — #FennecLives.”
Wen referenced #CoulsonLives, a fan petition sparked by the death of her costar Clark Gregg’s character on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Several months later, Gregg announced that he would be returning to the show, crediting the fan movement for his return.
Fans noted that multiple other characters in the Star Wars universe have returned after their apparent deaths, such as Boba Fett, who appeared briefly on The Mandalorian and is anticipated to return in future episodes of the series.
With the Star Wars universe becoming increasingly more inclusive, Wen hopes that the series will consider bringing her character back — especially as the show has begun to introduce more women of color to its cast.
“And that’s the message you need to let those guys that are putting that show together know,” she said. “We need the voices. We need your voices heard.”
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