Gina Carano has been dropped from The Mandalorian and Lucasfilm as a whole following a series of despicable posts on social media. Carano initially made a name for herself as a mixed martial artist, but then pursued a career in entertainment in the late 2000s and throughout the 2010s, appearing in films like Fast & Furious 6 and Deadpool. However, she recently hit it big by starring as Rebel drop trooper Cara Dune in The Mandalorian.
Carano first appeared as Dune in The Mandalorian season 1 and reprised her role in season 2, even appearing in a major sequence in the finale in which Luke Skywalker cameoed. Given the character’s association with the titular hero, Dune logically would’ve played an integral role in all future seasons of The Mandalorian, but that’s no longer the case. On February 10, Lucasfilm announced Carano wouldn’t be part of any future projects at the studio, which implied she’d been let go from The Mandalorian – or, at least, her contract wasn’t renewed for season 3 and beyond.
Carano made multiple posts on social media on February 9, removing them at some point that night or the following day; one of them stating Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself (the one post still up) and another equating the persecution of Jews by the Nazis to how Republicans are treated in the United States. The latter of which came not long after Carano publicly supported former President Donald Trump’s efforts in overturning the 2020 Presidential Election.
Carano has frequently spread derogatory political remarks on social media, especially Twitter, saying the United States has a “leftist extremism” problem and not a systemic racism issue; that Republicans are more likely to be attacked for their political beliefs than minorities are for the color of their skin. Furthermore, Carano has also made light of people wearing masks in California due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in which more than 470,000 Americans have died.
Although many of Carano’s posts went unchecked by Lucasfilm over the past few months, her latest social media posts struck a nerve. Carano’s posts, especially comments about the Holocaust, were abhorrent, and Lucasfilm ultimately took notice, which is why they swiftly removed her from their prized series and made an official statement on the matter, rather than let the ire on social media continue to brew without action.
Carano being dropped from Lucasfilm comes two months after it was announced the studio would be developing Rangers of the New Republic, a new series set during the events of The Mandalorian. While Lucasfilm has kept specific details about the show close to the chest, the fact Cara Dune is a Marshal of the New Republic, not to mention a major character in The Mandalorian, suggested she might’ve had a role carved out for her in the spinoff. That, of course, will no longer happen – if it was an option, to begin with.
Originally from https://screenrant.com/mandalorian-gina-carano-fired-social-media-posts-reason/