The search begins for a new Ranger, preferably one from the New Republic.
As you may have already heard, Gina Carano, the actress who played rebel soldier Cara Dune in both seasons of The mandalorian, is no longer part of the Star Wars universe. Last night, Lucasfilm issued a statement calling a long series of worrisome posts by Carano on social media as “abominable” and “unacceptable,” noting that “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future”. “Many took that to mean that Carano would no longer appear in The Mandalorian, but the severing of ties is much more severe than that. According to THR, Carano was ready to lead her own Mandalorian spinoff, a project that was scheduled to be announced at Disney’s investor day presentation two months ago.
Disney may have scrapped a separate Cara Dune project entirely, but it’s more likely Carano was ready to lead. New Republic Rangers, a series of Mandalorian co-creators Dave Filoni Y Jon favreau which was announced at the investor’s presentation with very few details. (The second season of The mandalorian saw Care Dune literally become a ranger in the New Republic.) There has been no indication that New Republic Rangers itself has been archived.
The new details change the timeline of the entire story behind the scenes. News of Carano’s firing came during a new backlash, including the Twitter trending hashtag #FireGinaCarano, after the actress shared a since deleted Instagram post comparing the plight of conservatives in America today with being Jewish during the Holocaust. But it was not a quick and sudden decision by Disney. “They have been looking for a reason to fire her for two months, and today was the last straw,” a source told THR.
It was in September 2020 that Carano received her first wave of great public rejection after the actress scoffed at putting pronouns in her bio, a common show of support for the transgender community. (It should be noted, The mandalorian star Pedro Pascal recently publicly celebrated her sister, Lux Pascal, for coming out as transgender.) This was followed a few months later with tweets. downplay mask use during a pandemic and other pushing false claims electoral fraud.
Additionally, the series stars YouTube video game personalities Evan Fong, Brian Hanby, Tyler Wine, and Marcel Cunningham.
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