It’s official. Gina Carano is no longer part of The Mandalorian.
After posting multiple posts on social media comparing being a Republican to being Jewish during the Holocaust, Carano has been fired by Lucasfilm and dropped by her talent agency, UTA. A Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement, “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.”
This is obviously not the first time Carano’s social media posts have come under fire. Last September, she made transphobic comments when she mocked the use of identifying pronouns. In November, she mocked mask mandates and perpetuated the myth of voter fraud. And while these recent offending posts have been deleted from her accounts, the internet is forever.
In the now-deleted TikTok post, she wrote:
“Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…even by children. Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?”
The Hollywood Reporter‘s Aaron Couch also reported that according to sources, “Lucasfilm planned to unveil Gina Carano as the star of her own show during December’s investor day. They scrubbed those plans after erratic tweets in November.”
Carano’s Cara Dune was a main fixture of the Disney+ hit show and clearly had the potential to go on to do more within the Star Wars franchise universe. Will they replace Cara Dune’s character with another actor? Given the expansive nature of the universe, it seems highly unlikely. But, whatever plans Disney had for the Alderaanian shock trooper, rumored or otherwise, seem to have firmly been shelved.