38-year-old Texan, fitness model, and former mixed martial artist – Gina Carano is reportedly, “Not currently employed by Lucasfilm.” The Thai-trained MMA fighter is said to have lost her job after her recent social media post.
Gina Carano was more recently known as Cara Dune in the highly loved show: The Mandalorian. This was before news of her firing broke today. News reporting websites like CNN have even gone on to say that [she] won’t appear in any future Star Wars projects. Needless to say, the posts in question seem to have been long deleted but the damage has been done.Embed from Getty Images
What happens to Gina Carano ‘s character now?
I have heard and seen several memes that mocked Carano’s alleged lack of acting “range” in The Mandalorian. But I for one was actually super fond of her inclusion in the series. Additionally, for me (don’t know about you) I couldn’t imagine anyone better for the role at hand.
It seems the scriptwriters have 3 options on the table. One… recast her role and move on. Of course, they could try killing off her character off-screen… that’s option number two. Or last but not least: have her just… disappear without mention.
What are Mandalorian fans saying?
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Lastly, this is the part I share with you some of the tweets and messages being thrown around. But, the tensions are very high. And Twitter users are now attacking each other in a manner I shall avoid reporting on. As seen in the Gorilla Glue Girl story, the power of Twitter’s horde is becoming a tangible force.