Lucasfilm’s language is interesting in that it doesn’t state Carano was fired today, even though the studio was clear to condemn the content of her social media posts.
The decision also raises questions about the future of The Mandalorian and Rangers of the New Republic, especially since Carano’s Cara Dune was intended to play a role.
According to Gizmodo, a Lucasfilm spokesperson has issued the following statement:
“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 announcement is significant as it has long been speculated that Carano’s character of Cara Dune would receive her own spin-off Disney+ series.
After she became Nevarro’s New Republic Marshall in “Chapter 14″ of Season 2, many believed her series could’ve been the Rangers of the New Republic series announced during Disney’s Investor Day Event in December.
According to Aaron Couch from The Hollywood Reporter, that was Lucasfilm’s original intention, but the studio decided against including Carano in upcoming projects following her November tweets and were prepared to take further action.
"They have been looking for a reason to fire her for two months, and today was the final straw." https://t.co/ANECxE5r22
— Aaron Couch (@AaronCouch) February 11, 2021