Actor and comedian Bill Burr (Breaking Bad, New Girl, F is For Family) has played prisoner Migs Mayfeld in both seasons of The Mandalorian. Now, he has spoken out about Cara Dune actress Gina Carano being fired from the franchise. Burr is the first of Carano’s Mandalorian co-stars to weigh in on the situation.
In The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 7 (“Chapter 15: The Believer’), Burr’s character went through a redemption arc, of sorts. He assisted leading man Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), iconic bounty hunter Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison), and sharpshooter Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) in obtaining the coordinates necessary to find Moff Gideon’s (Giancarlo Esposito) Imperial starcruiser so the unlikely crew could rescue Grogu (AKA The Child AKA Baby Yoda).
Djarin’s tiny, 50-year-old infant foundling had been kidnapped from the planet Tython by Gideon’s Dark Trooper squadron during Season 2, Episode 6 (“Chapter 14: The Tragedy”).
Ultimately, when Mayfeld saw his former commanding officer at the Imperial remnant base on Morak — a secret mining hub for the Galactic Empire — Djarin was forced to remove his beskar helmet, which fans know is a crucial component of his Mandalorian armor according to the Way of the Mandalore, to prevent Mayfeld from being recognized.
While there are complexities at play — like whether or not Mayfeld’s subsequent massacre of numerous Imperial officers and soldiers was actually for Djarin’s benefit — New Republic Marshal Cara Dune eventually gave him an unofficial pardon, allowing him to walk away on Morak.
Now, Burr has become the first of Carano’s fellow actors to support her following her termination.
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Per ComicBook.com’s report on the situation:
Burr unequivocally states that “Unless she did some truly horrible s**t or said overtly racist s**t. I don’t know…”
“She was an absolute sweetheart. Super nice…person,” Bill Burr says of Carano in a new episode of his “The Bill Bert Podcast”. Although, the comedian (who is no stranger to battling the cancel-culture movement) jokes that just describing Gina Carano as a nice person may now be enough to get him canceled. Burr’s main concern? Keeping his head down and keep getting that Star Wars money:
“I don’t know. I think there is just too many channels. And then you gotta do sensational s**t…I don’t know what the f**k it is. I’m on that f**king show [The Mandalorian]. Now, I gotta watch what the f**k I say… someone will take this video and they’ll make me say something else and try to get rid of my bald action figure…It’s how it is out there.”
Burr’s mention of his Star Wars action figure was in reference to the fact that Hasbro halted production of its Cara Dune The Black Series toy following Carano’s firing — prices of the item are now skyrocketing on online auction sites like eBay.
At this time, it has been confirmed that Cara Dune will not be recast. Current rumors indicate that a live-action version of Star Wars Rebels fan-favorite character Hera Syndulla could take her place in upcoming Mandalorian spinoff, Rangers of the New Republic.
Burr’s Mayfeld has also been rumored to return to the Star Wars universe in Rangers, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out moving forward.
For now, all Star Wars fans can do is wait for Mandalorian showrunner Jon Favreau and executive producer Dave Filoni to confirm official details about The Mandalorian Season 3 and its spinoffs — Ahsoka, Rangers of the New Republic, and The Book of Boba Fett.
There have also been rumors of a Jedi Knight Luke spinoff to accompany the , but these reports remain unconfirmed.
What are your thoughts on Bill Burr standing up for Gina Carano? Do you hope to see Migs Mayfeld return to the Star Wars galaxy?
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