What’s going on?
- “The ‘Star Wars’ Black Cara Dune figure was released in 2020 and sold out not long after the inventory was received,” a spokeswoman for BigBadToyStore told The Hollywood Reporter. “Hasbro planned for another production run and we were accepting preorders from that production run. Due to recent events, Hasbro was no longer approved to produce any more of this figure.”
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Cara Dune toys were pretty popular. In fact, they sold out after they were released during the Season 1 run of “The Mandalorian.”
Gina Carano was recently let go from “The Mandalorian” and other “Star Wars” projects after a recent social media post that compared modern political disputes to Nazi Germany, which I wrote about for the Deseret News.
- A Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement to i09: “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.”
The aforementioned post — which quoted a source that suggested the Nazi’s attack on Jewish people is similar to how people are treated today because of their political beliefs — was deleted from Gina Carano’s Instagram story. Screenshots of the message are still circulating on social media, which I wrote about for the Deseret News.
However, Deadline reported that Carano will be teaming up with The Daily Wire for a new movie project.
- Carano said of the news: “The Daily Wire is helping make one of my dreams — to develop and produce my own film — come true. I cried out and my prayer was answered. I am sending out a direct message of hope to everyone living in fear of cancellation by the totalitarian mob. I have only just begun using my voice which is now freer than ever before, and I hope it inspires others to do the same. They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them.”