Lucasfilm fired The Mandalorian star Gina Carano from the Star Wars universe back in February, but the fallout from the studio’s decision continues to make waves and stir up controversy. From fans petitioning to bring her back to Carano herself speaking out about her side of the story,
Hollywood gossip writer Daniel Richtman reports that Gina Carano is making a Star Wars-type project on her own. Keep in mind that this is merely a rumor at this point and should be taken as such. Richtman’s scoops have proven accurate in the past, but he also updates them frequently as projects are always shifting in Hollywood. Still, if Carano wanted to get back at Disney and Lucasfilm and dodge some serious copyright infringement, this would be a way to do it. So in that sense, this rumor is plausible.
Some of this definitely tracks, mainly because Gina Carano has been extremely vocal about her feelings regarding her firing. She has since come forth and claimed that Disney and Lucasfilm bullied her, and has also spoken at length with Ben Shapiro, political commentator and founder of The Daily Wire, about how poorly the company allegedly treated her. There is no concrete proof of any of that supposed mistreatment, and it will be interesting to see if anything comes from that or if it is just Carano expressing her anger at the situation.
Gina Carano’s controversial social media posts date back months, but it was not until mid-February that Lucasfilm decided to let her go. Included in her many harmful posts were some anti-mask sentiments, baseless claims of election fraud in the 2020 presidential election, and numerous other falsities that had the potential to harm and misinform countless people. She did not seem to be a good employee of Lucasfilm, and she was hurting their brand in more ways than we probably realize.
Gina Carano portrayed the gun-toting Cara Dune in the first and second seasons of The Mandalorian, winning audiences over with her mix of impressive combat skills and fun situational humor. It is a shame that we will not be seeing more of her in anything Star Wars moving forward, especially because Lucasfilm reportedly had some huge plans for her character. Now, though, the company is just going to ignore the fact that the character existed at all. Now, her fans can only imagine where Jon Favreau and his crew would have taken her character.
It is unclear when, where, or how this reported Star Wars-esque project will manifest, but hopefully all of this comes to an end soon. Gina Carano will undoubtedly have trouble getting work in Hollywood moving forward, and maybe this is her way of trying to stay productive and creative.
Either way, a Gina Carano-made Star Wars universe would certainly be interesting, and would definitely find a home at The Daily Wire. Would it be as successful as the actual Star Wars franchise? Absolutely not, but hey, if it works out, maybe it will be a bigger deal than we realize.