If you’re a fan of both Star Wars and Marvel, you probably know that the actress Ming-Na Wen plays a prominent role in both franchises. The actress played Agent Melinda May on all of the seasons of Agents of SHIELD and made her Star Wars debut in The Mandalorian before starring in a new series, The Book of Boba Fett. As it turns out, Ming-Na Wen is not the only one from Agents of SHIELD to be a part of the newest Disney+ series. The newest episode of The Book of Boba Fett, "Chapter 4: The Gathering Storm" was directed by Kevin Tancharoen, whose sister Maurissa Tancharoen was one of the showrunners of Agents of SHIELD. Kevin also directed 16 episodes of the Marvel series starting with Season 2's "Face My Enemy" and went on to direct the series’ 100th episode, "The Real Deal," as well as the series finale, "What We're Fighting For."
"Episode 4: The Gathering Storm. The episode I directed for @thebookofbobafett is out TODAY on @disneyplus !! Hope you all like it! I had the best time filming it and playing in the @starwars universe," Kevin Tancharoen posted on his Instagram today. You can check out his Instagram post below:
Ming-Na Wen made her Star Wars debut in the first season of The Mandalorian, but her fate was originally unknown. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the star joked about convincing Dave Filoni to bring her back.
"It's just blind trust with Disney and everyone at this point," Wen said with a laugh. "I've been with them for so long that I just figure I'm being taken care of." Both Ming-Na Wen and Dave Filoni went to the same high school in Pittsburgh, so she used that to get her back into the fold. "I kept joking, 'You can't kill an alum, dude!'" Wen said. "'C'mon, we've got to figure out something here. There's gotta be nepotism. We're both Yinzers!'"
However, some people took that quote a little too seriously, so the star made sure to clarify her statement on Twitter. "'Convinced' is not the correct word here. It gives me power I do not have. I merely suggested to Dave jokingly that Fennec survives. I was very surprised and delighted when Fennec came back to life for #TheMandalorian S2. This decision was made by Dave, Jon & Lucasfilm," Wen clarified on her Twitter post.
New episodes of The Book of Boba Fett every Wednesday on Disney+.