This comes in the wake of Carano, who had a regular role in Disney+’s The Mandalorian for its first two seasons, making controversial statements on social media.
Lucasfilm released a statement earlier this evening saying, “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 understands Carano wasn’t attached to continue with Season 3 of The Mandalorian as bounty hunter Cara Dune. That said, her storyline left off as though we’d be seeing more of her. Not to mention, Disney+ had plans for Mandalorian spinoffs including Rangers of the New Republic; I had been told when news was leaking back in the fall about that latter series that a deal for Carnao wasn’t in place.
The actress, who has had a history of speaking out on social media, crossed the line with comments that compared the current divided political climate to Nazi Germany, exclaiming, “Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors,” in a TikTok post that has since been removed.
The hashtag #FireGinaCarano begin trending, with those on social media tagging Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau, Disney, Disney+, Star Wars and Lucasfilm.
Carano and her supporters attempted to get the hashtag #weloveginacarano to trend, but to little effect.
The Daily Beast exclusively learned that Carano was dropped by her publicists at ID last fall due to her social media activity, which has included statements about facemask wearing and voter fraud. She had been with the PR firm briefly.
Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy.