The trending news this Wednesday night was that Lucasfilm fired actress Gina Carano from not only The mandalorian but also effectively ending the possibilities of its appearance in the future Star Wars Projects. The step was taken after she posted several controversial social media posts that generated a strong backlash, prompting Lucasfilm to establish severe ties with her, as they found them “abhorrent and unacceptable.” But according to a recent report, Carano not only lost her role as Cara Dune on the hit Disney + series, but also the opportunity to lead a Star Wars series, probably the recently announced New Republic Rangers, which was pending before it became embroiled in controversies.
Since November 2020, former MMA fighter Gina Carano has been drawing the ire of social media through its controversial posts that began by mocking the need to wear masks amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, transphobic tweets, followed by spreading the false news that fraud has occurred. election during the recent presidential elections. #FireGinaCarano has long been a trend as fans of The mandalorian He constantly sought his removal from the series as his controversial posts continued.
So it was her recent Instagram post, in which she compared being a Republican today to being Jewish at the time of the Holocaust, that appears to have sealed her fate. Although she quickly removed the post, the damage was done: her post screenshots went viral and Lucasfilm soon announced that she is “not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future.”
According to a recent report by The Hollywood ReporterLucasfilm’s decision to remove it was not made in a day; The studio was alleged to have ended its relationship with Carano months ago, ahead of Disney’s big investor day, where they announced a slew of new Star Wars movies and TV shows.
“They have been looking for a reason to fire her for two months, and today was the last straw,” said a source with knowledge of Lucasfilm. THR.
The report states that before Carano sparked controversy on social media with his posts, the studio planned to launch a Star Wars series with her as the main star. They even scheduled to present the series during an investor’s day presentation in December, but scrapped the plans after their tweets in November.
In The mandalorianHis character, Cara Dune had become a trusted ally of Mando and recently promoted as the Marshal of Nevarro by the New Republic. Given the fact that she has been someone Mando always looked to when he needed help and judging from the explosive ending of Season 2, it was apparent that she would have joined forces with him against Bo Katan in the fight for the Darksaber in the upcoming season. . After reprising his role as a former Rebel Alliance shock trooper for two seasons in The mandalorianCarano will not return.
In light of these recent social media posts, starting tonight, Deadline reports that Gina Carano’s talent agency, UTA, has removed the actress from its clientele.
Reportedly, Carano’s character, Cara Dune, was supposed to weave through multiple next The mandalorian spin-offs set in the Star Wars universe, but now the studio has effectively nullified all the possibilities of the leading actress in a Lucasfilm production. It remains to be seen whether the studio will decide to recast the part or not. This news comes to us through The Hollywood Reporter.
Topics: New Republic Rangers, Star Wars