Gina Carano is persona non grata at Disney. She was fired from The Mandalorian following online comments. Now she reacts to this hasty dismissal.
Gina Carano will definitely not reprise the role of Cara Dune
Gina Carano cannot be said to have good press at the moment. Revealed in The Mandalorian to play the role of Cara Dune, she had to face the wrath of Lucasfilm who up and simply kicked her out. This came following some comments of hers on different subjects. Thing is, in the minds of fans of social media, the reaction was immediate, and many of them engaged in a campaign so that the actress may not reprise her role in the series. The charges levied against her: a latent transphobia, her exacerbated conservative side, anti-mask and conspiratorial remarks as well as her alleged comparison of the current political situation with Nazism. True powder-keg subjects in the modern political climate.
The Mandalorian actress ready to destroy Disney's 'Death Star?'
As it stands however, this whole story did not prevent Gina Carano from speaking, quite the contrary. The now ex-Mandalorian actress opened with both barrels on Deadline, making sure to respond shortly after her dismissal. 'They cant shut us up if we don't let them,' she said.The former MMA champion also received the support of the founder of The Daily Wire, who does not hide his conservative beliefs either.
The Daily Wire is helping me make one of my dreams come true: to develop and produce my own film. I cried, and my prayer was heard. I send a hopeful message to anyone who lives in fear of being muzzled by a totalitarian mob. I just started using my own voice, which is freer than ever, and I hope this will inspire others to do the same.
For his part, Ben Shapiro, The Daily Wire's founder, congratulated himself and his media for having been able to 'show Gina's talent to the Americans who adore her.'
We want to show Hollywood that if they keep firing those who don't think like them, they'll only help us build the X-Wing that will destroy their Death Star.
That nod to Star Wars looks like a little sting thrown in the face of Lucasfilm. Regardless, the character of Gina Carano in The Mandalorian will not receive the spin-off series that was originally intended for her: Rangers of The New Republic. It remains to be seen if her replacement will steal the spotlight. Stay tuned...