After Gina Carano was fired by Lucasfilm and Disney, fans have wondered what would happen with her character in The Mandalorian, Cara Dune. A lot of fans just suggested recasting the character, and according to a report from THR, it looks like that’s what the studio is expecting to do.
The report explains, “Cara Dune wasn’t part of the Star Wars series next up, a Boba Fett spinoff, but expect that the character will be recast down the road, for both story and merchandising reasons.”
The report also offers some behind-the-scenes insight saying that the decision to fire Carano “went higher than Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau and was made by Lucasfilm executives.” Carano was also warned repeatedly by those around her about her social media behavior, but she chose to be herself with a “damn the man” attitude. Having been warned multiple times, she must’ve known that Disney and Lucasfilm wouldn’t put up with it.
While speaking with Bari Weiss, Carano said that she learned she was fired at the same time everyone else when it started spreading like wildfire on social media. She said:
“Earlier on last year before The Mandalorian came out, they wanted me to use their exact wording for an apology over pronoun usage. I declined and offered a statement in my own words. I made clear I wanted nothing to do with mocking the transgender community, and was just drawing attention to the abuse of the mob in forcing people to put pronouns in their bio.
“That was heart-breaking, but I didn’t want to take away from the hard work of everyone who worked on the project, so I said ok. That was the last time I was contacted about any type of public statement or apology from Lucasfilm. I found out through social media, like everyone else, that I had been fired.”
Carano is moving forward though and has set up a new film project that she will be developing with The Daily Wire. I personally liked Carano in the role of Cara Dune. I know a lot of people bash on her acting, but I liked her in the role. It will be interesting to see who Lucasfilm ends casting to replace her.
Are there any badass actresses out there that you’d like to see take on the role of Cara Dune?