Carano — who starred on “The Mandalorian” as Republic marshal Cara Dune — was let go from Lucasfilm Wednesday following social media posts that referenced Nazi Germany and Jewish people, as I wrote for the Deseret News.
- “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,” a Lucasfilm spokeperson told iO9.
Carano has been the subject of social media backlash for months, dating back to November around the start of “The Mandalorian” Season 2.
- She had been criticized for sharing her reactions to political news and her political beliefs, as I’ve written about for the Deseret News.
- Fans created the #FireGinaCarano hashtag to call on Disney to fire the actress from “The Mandalorian” due to her tweets about the COVID-19 vaccine, Democrats, face masks and voter fraud, among other political issues, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.
Her own show?
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Lucasfilm planned to reveal Carano received her own Disney+ series during the December investor's day for Disney. But those ideas were scrapped in November after her controversial tweets caused social media backlash.
- The report mentions “Rangers of the New Republic” has a potential spinoff opportunity for her.
- But the company moved quickly after her recent tweets.
- An unnamed source told The Hollywood Reporter: “They have been looking for a reason to fire her for two months, and today was the final straw.”