MMA pioneer Gina Carano lost her acting gig on Disney’s The Mandalorian, a Star Wars spin-off series, after a series of controversial tweets. The tenor of those tweets included anti-mask rhetoric and a comparison to being bashed for your political opinions in present-day America to being massacred by the Nazis for your faith.
The firing by Disney has resulted in Carano losing out on royalties of a potentially lucrative Funko POP and action figure line depicting her character Cara Dune. Her recent appearance on Running Wild with Bear Grylls, on the part Disney-owned National Geographic Channel, was also shelved.
According to We Got This Covered, who quotes Hollywood insider Daniel Richtman, Carano’s firing cost her even more opportunities than had been initially reported.
That outlet claims that Carano’s character was being set up to appear in a separate Star Wars show, Rangers of the New Republic. They also claim that Carano was primed to voice her character in the Star Wars animated series The Bad Batch. Both of those shows appear on Disney+ alongside The Mandalorian.
All these appearances went up in smoke when she was removed from The Mandalorian, though, as it seems Cara Dune is being wiped from the extended Star Wars’ universe.
However, Carano’s remaining fans (and the new ones who have been attracted by her controversial views) might still get the chance to see her in some sort of Space Opera.
We Got This Covered has also reported that Carano is developing her own ‘Star Wars-type project’.
That outlet claims that the project is likely to be in partnership with far-right commentator Ben Shapiro, whose The Daily Wire company signed Carano fresh off of her firing. Carano has also claimed to be working on a ‘John Wick-style project’.