Lucasfilm Parts Ways With The Mandalorian’s Gina Carano
For two seasons, Gina Carano’s Cara Dune has been an important part ofThe Mandalorian. But while Cara is popular, Carano is much less so after her last few months on social media. Now, Lucasfilm is officially parting ways with her.
Via Deadline, Lucasfilm has released the following statement: “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
What was the straw that broke the camel’s back? Carano recently wrote an Instagram post comparing being a Republican in the United States to being a Jewish person in Nazi Germany.
“Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…even by children. Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views.”
The hashtag #FireGinaCarano has been trending on Twitter ever since. It continued to gain momentum until Lucasfilm and Disney finally acted on it. So far, Carano hasn’t shared her response on social media. But given her history, that may happen very soon. It just won’t change the outcome.
Before this, Carano was likely to return for The Mandalorian season 3. THR notes that Cara Dune was originally going to be a lead character in the upcoming spinoff series, Rangers of the New Republic. However, Lucasfilm reportedly changed course over Carano’s previous social media scandal in November. It’s unclear if Lucasfilm will write out the character or recast her. It’s also too early to tell whether Cara Dune’s fate will ever be addressed onscreen. If Lucasfilm and Disney are making a hard break with Carano, it’s likely that Cara Dune merchandise with her likeness may also disappear.
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