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Report: Gina Carano wasn’t attached to ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3

A new report suggests that Gina Carano was never meant to return for Season 3

Greef Karga (Carl Weathers), Cara Dune (Gina Carano) in “The Mandalorian.” Gina Carano is linking up with Ben Shapiro for a new project.
Cara Dune (Gina Carano) and Greef Karga (Carl Weathers) in “The Mandalorian.”
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Former “The Mandalorian” star Gina Carano was reportedly never attached to appear in the show’s third season.

Deadline reports that Carano wasn’t attached to appear in Season 3 of “The Mandalorian” in her role as Cara Dune.

  • The show’s storylines suggest her character would appear more often, especially since there were spinoffs on the way, including “Rangers of the New Republic.”
  • But there was never a deal for Carano in place to appear on any spinoff, including “Rangers of the New Republic,” according to Deadline.

A Lucasfilm spokesperson said Wednesday that Carano has been let go from Lucasfilm, signaling her official exit from the “Star Wars” franchise.

  • “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.”

Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter, Ars Technica, The Verge, People magazine and other sources also reported the news. By Thursday morning, The Washington Post reported the same news.

According to The Washington Post, it’s unclear if her role will be recast.

Context

The decision came after Carano had posted an Instagram post that featured a Jewish woman being attacked in Nazy Germany, as I wrote for the Deseret News.

  • “Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors … even by children. Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews,” Carano shared on her Instagram story on Tuesday, per The Washington Post. “How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?”

Carano has previously posted about the COVID-19 vaccine, Democrats, face masks and voter fraud, among other political issues. She has been criticized on social media through the hashtag #FireGinaCarano.