Ming-Na Wen scored the Disney hat-trick this week, now having roles in the Marvel, Star Wars, and Disney animation franchises. The actor currently stars as Melinda May in “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on ABC, and the actor voiced the role of “Mulan” in Disney’s original animated-comedy. This week, Disney announced that Ming-Na Wen will also star in the live-action Star Wars series “The Mandalorian” on Disney+, completing the big-three trifecta.
Disney stopped short of detailing Wen’s role in the series, which up until now was a secret. Wen joins Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, and Werner Herzog in the show. The announcement came from Disney chief Bob Iger during the company’s popular D23 convention in Anaheim. Wen was being honored for her many contributions to Disney over the years, as were “The Mandalorian” creator Jon Favreau, Christina Aguilera, Robert Downey Jr., James Earl Jones, Kenny Ortega, and Bette Midler.
As for “The Mandalorian,” the story follows a bounty hunter (Pedro Pascal), who travels the Outer Rim making a living as a mercenary-for-hire. Dave Filoni and Favreau were on hand to hype the new series for the upcoming launch on Disney+ in November. Details on the show are slim, but Disney did confirm that the events take place between “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens.”
The Disney+ service goes live on November 12th, and will be available on Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku, and Sony products. Hulu, which is also owned by Disney, will offer a bundle package that includes basic Hulu, ESPN+, and Disney+. At launch, consumers will be able to subscribe to Disney+ directly, or through in-app purchase and start streaming from their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV if they prefer Apple devices. On Android, users can choose between Android phones, Android TV devices, Google Chromecast, and Chromecast built-in devices. Viewers can also stream through the Xbox One and the PS4, or through Android-based Sony TVs and Roku models.
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