Lucasfilm has announced that Gina Carano will not be part of any future Star Wars projects, including The Mandalorian. This is what it means.
Lucasfilm has announced that Gina Carano will not be part of any upcoming Star Wars projects, including The mandalorian Season 3 and its planned spinoffs, but what kind of impact will Cara Dune’s absence have? Although both Gina Carano and Cara Dune were initially well received after The mandalorian She debuted on Disney + in 2019, since then the actress has been at the center of multiple controversies on social media. These have included making transphobic jokes, sharing anti-COVID-19 mask memes, and supporting conspiracy theories of voter fraud after the 2020 US presidential election.
Despite a backlash to these comments, Carano was not intimidated. On February 9, 2021, he made more inflammatory posts on social media, including tweets claiming that Jeffrey Epstein did not commit suicide and compared the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany to the treatment of Republicans in the United States. While the controversy surrounding Carano’s many haunting posts was not discussed by Lucasfilm during the airing of The mandalorian Season 2, in which Carano’s Cara Dune was a recurring player, finally seems like enough was enough. On February 10, 2021, Lucasfilm issued a statement saying that Gina Carano was not part of future plans for The mandalorian or any other next Star Wars draft. While the statement did not say that Carano had been fired, but rather suggested that she was simply not hired for anything, Lucasfilm condemned her posts as “abhorrent and unacceptable.”
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It is unclear if Carano was actually fired or if it is true that she was simply not hired to return, but Cara Dune was expected to play some role in Star Wars‘future at Disney +. The character has been one of the most important supporting characters in The mandalorian, and was still with Din Djarin at the end of season 2. Also, it was anticipated that Carano would appear as Cara Dune in The New Republic Rangers, one of the Mandalorian spin-offs currently in development, as Cara herself is a Marshal of the New Republic. That, however, was unconfirmed, which means it should be relatively straightforward for Star Wars write the character, rather than having to rephrase the role or offer an overly elaborate explanation.
Indeed, The mandalorian Season 3’s story would probably stray further from Cara Dune anyway. With Grogu on his way to train with Luke Skywalker, then the next series of episodes will presumably focus on Din Djarin, Bo-Katan Kryze, the Darksaber, and the right to be the Mandalorian ruler. That’s not a story where Cara Dune has a natural place, so even though she and Din have a bond, it would be pretty simple to have a line stating, or just let fans assume, that she has returned with Nevarro. , and the. He would have no real reason to go back there. Cara was most likely featured in the ongoing story with Moff Gideon, which is expected to continue not only in The mandalorian season 3, but also its two derivatives, Ahsoka Y The New Republic Rangers.
With the former expected to introduce Thrawn, and the latter probably further exploring the threat posed by the Imperial Remnant in the Outer Rim, then Cara Dune might have been a part of things, but she’s not a part. comprehensive because there are so many more important characters to the plot, like Mando and Ahsoka themselves. The mandalorian has already featured characters who work for the New Republic, such as the X-wing pilots played by Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Dave Filoni. The former, at least, might as well return in The New Republic Rangers, and there are plenty of other characters that can easily replace a potential role that Cara Dune could have played. Lucasfilm’s split with Gina Carano was the right and important decision, but because they hadn’t announced firm plans for her character in Star Wars, then it makes it much easier to get going with minimal impact.
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