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‘The Mandalorian’ – Will Gina Carano’s Cara Dune be Recast?

The character of Cara Dune played by Gina Carano on The Mandalorian will be recast.

Gina Carano was fired from The Mandalorian earlier in the month.

The latest report claims the character of Cara Dune, previously played by Gina Carano on the first-ever live-action of the Star Wars franchise, The Mandalorian, will be recast in the forthcoming season of the Disney+ show.

As per The Hollywood Reporter, the move to hire a new actor to perform the part is both for storyline and marketing reasons.

The final episode of season 2 saw Dune on Moff Gideon‘s ship with the titular character Din Djarin aka The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) after Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) took Baby Yoda to train him as a Jedi Knight.

Carano was dismissed following an Instagram story relating the treatment of conservatives today with the horrible experiences of the European Jews during the Holocaust.

In her post, she mentioned how fascist propaganda made it feasible for the Nazis to vilify the Jews by ensuring the rest of the world first hates them.

She concluded the post by saying,

How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?

The post led to the hashtags #FireGinaCarano and #CancelDisneyPlus on Twitter.

When she was fired, a spokesperson for Lucasfilm stated:

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.

This is not even close to the only time Carano’s social media activity caused outrage. She previously put “beep/bop/boop” in her Twitter bio instead of pronouns, which many believed was mocking the transgender group.

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She also opposed wearing masks during the pandemic and disputed the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election. Carano said she had not been in touch with Lucasfilm since the studio asked her to formally apologize for her “beep/bop/boop” remarks but she was having none of it.

Carano was banned from doing press for The Mandalorian season 2 and learned that she had been terminated through social media.

Disney initially planned to offer the actress her own Star Wars spinoff. However, her social media statements compelled the company to dismiss this idea.

A source said,

[Disney] have been looking for a reason to fire her for two months, and [this] was the final straw

Some had suggested Carano might play a part in the new Rangers of the New Republic TV show, which was confirmed on Disney Investor Day 2020.

Soon after her firing, Carano landed a new movie deal with Ben Shapiro’s The Daily Wire.

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Last modified: May 2, 2021