‘Mandalorian’ Cast Speaks Out on Gina Carano and Her Future With Show

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The Mandalorian actress, Gina Carano, had more than her fair share of entertainment media attention over the course of the second season of Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni’s hit Star Wars series — not all of it for her acting.

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The former women’s MMA fighter — who plays former mercenary and current New Republic Marshal Cara Dune on The Mandalorian on Disney+ — is known for her vocal, and sometimes divisive posts, especially on her Twitter account.

Throughout The Mandalorian Season 2, Carano sparked a great deal of controversy among the social media set, with two opposing hashtags — #FireGinaCarano and #WeLoveCaraDune — trending at various points during the Disney+ streaming show’s sophomore run.

Now, however, other Mandalorian cast members have made clear which side of the Carano controversy they stand on and, as it turns out, they don’t want to see the Star Wars actress go anywhere. Title star Pedro Pascal — who plays the Mandalorian Din Djarin — has supported Carano on multiple occasions. Now, Ming-Na Wen — who works alongside bounty hunter Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) as sharpshooter Fennec Shand — has also spoken out in support of her co-star.

Wen, excited about the upcoming The Book of Boba Fett series, which will debut on Disney+ in December 2021, recently Tweeted:

Is it weird that I’m geeking out about my own life right now? Thank you from the bottom of my geek girl’s heart to @Jon_Favreau @dave_filoni@Rodriguez for the best Xmas ever!! Let’s do this, Boba!

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Carano responded and showed great support for Wen, writing:

I just adore this woman.. you can feel her heart exploding with happiness. SO deserving! Shining bright over there @MingNa I’m geekin out for you too.

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Wen, for her part, replied back to Carano, posting:

I love love love you, girlfriend!!! Thank you for geeking out with me! I’m so happy @themandalorian not only got me into @starwars, but also bringing you into my life. Let’s keep kicking butt!!

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Clearly, the cast of The Mandalorian is close-knit and we could all stand to learn a thing or two from them about friendship amid differing opinions.

At this time, Carano’s future within the Star Wars universe has not been officially shared by Lucasfilm or Disney executives. Some reports have indicated that The Walt Disney Company will not grant Carano her rumored spinoff series — potentially the upcoming Rangers of the New Republic — until she issues an apology. What, specifically, the apology would be for has not been revealed.

However, if Carano’s fellow cast members are to be believed, there is nothing but love for the actress on-set.

What do you think? Should Gina Carano stick around in Star Wars? Do you love Cara Dune?

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