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New report shares behind-the-scenes details of Gina Carano’s exit

Cara Dune won’t be recast on ‘The Mandalorian’ in the wake of Carano’s exit, a new report says

This Oct. 19, 2019 photo shows Gina Carano at the Disney Plus launch event promoting “The Mandalorian” at the London West Hollywood hotel in West Hollywood, Calif.
This Oct. 19, 2019, photo shows Gina Carano at the Disney+ launch event promoting “The Mandalorian” at the London West Hollywood hotel in West Hollywood, Calif.
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The Hollywood Reporter has an explosive new behind-the-scenes look at what happened between Lucasfilm and actress Gina Carano, who played Cara Dune on “The Mandalorian.”

Context

Lucasfilm cut ties with former “The Mandalorian” actress Gina Carano after a recent round of social media posts, as I wrote about for the Deseret News. Her exit came hours after the hashtag #FireGinaCarano trended nationally in response to one of Carano’s recent social media posts, which I wrote about for the Deseret News.

A Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement (via io9):

  • “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.”

Carano had shared an Instagram photo post on her Instagram story that compared Jewish people being attacked in the streets during the Nazi Germany era to how people are treated today because of their political beliefs, as I wrote for the Deseret News.

  • The photo was deleted from Carano’s Instagram story on that day. Still, screenshots of the message circulated on social media.

New report

The Hollywood Reporter has a new behind-the-scenes report about what happened between Carano and Lucasfilm. It’s definitely worth a read so check it out. But here are some of the quick takeaways from the article:

  • Carano made $25,000 to $50,000 per episode of “The Mandalorian.”
  • Carano was meant to be a featured actress in future “Star Wars” projects. There seems to be some dispute about whether she was going to appear during presentations of future projects, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Carano had been warned by Lucasfilm multiple times about her social media before her exit, according to the report.

What about the future?

I wrote extensively about how Carano’s exit doesn’t mean Cara Dune could be gone from the “Star Wars” universe. The character could appear down the road in an animated series, which has been the case with previous “Star Wars” characters. She could show up in novels, comics books and other works of art.

Meanwhile, Carano will be working with Ben Shapiro’s The Daily Wire for a new movie project, as I wrote for the Deseret News. She will produce, direct and star in the film.

  • “The Daily Wire is helping make one of my dreams — to develop and produce my own film — come true,” she said in a statement, according to Deadline. “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.”