Gina Carano won’t appear in future Star Wars projects


Gina Carano, who played Cara Dune in two seasons of Disney Plus’ The Mandalorian, will not appear in future seasons or spinoff Star Wars projects, a spokesperson for Lucasfilm tells Polygon.

Carano previously stirred controversy during The Mandalorian season 2 after several social media incidents involving transphobic and anti-non-binary statements. Then, on Wednesday, the MMA-fighter-turned-actress reshared an Instagram story post (since deleted) suggesting that reactions to her unpopular political and social beliefs were akin to the treatment of Jewish people during the Holocaust. Reactions on Twitter that saw Carano’s comparison as anti-Semitic helped the hashtag #FireGinaCarano trend across the platform.

“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” the Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”

Though Disney Plus and Lucasfilm are currently in the works on The Mandalorian season 3 and several other Star Wars spinoff series (including Rangers of the New Republic, which was rumored to feature Cara Dune), there were no formal plans to bring Carano’s character back in any capacity. Now it seems the actress’ time in the galaxy is officially over.