- Lucasfilm recently fired Gina Carano from her role as Cara Dune in The Mandalorian on Disney+.
- Gina Carano is known for inciting controversy on her social media pages, and
Disneycalled some of her latest messages “abhorrent and unacceptable.”
- Despite reports otherwise, Lucasfilm says that it will not recast the role of Cara Dune in Star Wars.
Disney’s $4 billion purchase of Lucasfilm might go down as one of the most consequential acquisitions of all time, but it was not the smoothest of transitions for the Star Wars franchise. Prior to the arrival of The Mandalorian, the reaction to Disney’s Star Wars projects was decidedly mixed. The sequels felt rushed and disjointed, the Han Solo movie was a critical disaster, and Rogue One was the only movie that didn’t set off a firestorm from fans.
The tide seemed to turn with the launch of The Mandalorian on Disney+ in 2019, and fans were cautiously optimistic that
Lucasfilm officially confirmed that Gina Carano (Cara Dunn on The Mandalorian) had been fired last week due to her social media posts, including an Instagram story comparing Republicans to Jews in Nazi Germany. Lucasfilm shared the following statement with Variety when asked about her employment status:
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.
The confirmation of Carano’s firing comes just weeks after
The Hollywood Reporter published an extensive piece covering the Carano firing saga on Tuesday, and although the piece originally indicated the role of Cara Dune would be recast “for both story and merchandising reasons,” a
Cara Dune’s story might be over, but