Gina Carano is Booted From Star Wars
After months of petitions to get her booted, Lucasfilm has stated that Gina Carano is no longer part of Star Wars. Carano had played Cara Dune on The Mandalorian.
#FireGinaCarano was the latest movement to get the actress removed from the show/universe after she shared anti-Semitic posts on her Instagram.
A Lucasfilm spokesperson 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.
For months, Carano has been a lightning rod for complaints. She regularly mocked covid mask mandates, spread election conspiracies, made Transphobic statements, and liked posts that were anti-Black Lives Matter.
Even with that, the actress played her role in the second season of The Mandalorian with Disney not responding. It’s only after the second season was done has Lucasfilm and Disney done anything. When the show was going in another direction anyway. We award them no credit for their actions.
A lot of tie-ins have been released for the character including toys from Hasbro and LEGO. It’s unknown if future release plans may change for those items.
Carano’s Dune was expected to play a future role in upcoming Star Wars television shows, and while that was speculation, we’ll see if she’s indeed done or those “no plans” might change.