During the December 2020 Disney Investor Day event, nearly a dozen new Star Wars series for the Disney+ streaming platform were announced.
Much to the delight of Star Wars fans — and coming off of the massive success of The Mandalorian — the announcements truly met the hype and the demand of fans. However, a new report from Variety has revealed that one show may never make it to Disney+.
We reported back in December 2020 that Mandalorian spinoff, Rangers of the New Republic, would air concurrently with The Mandalorian Season 3 and Ahsoka, starring Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano — but, that no longer seems to be the case.
It was never officially confirmed, but was widely presumed, that Rangers of the New Republic series would focus on the popular character Cara Dune, played by now-fired actress Gina Carano.
The original announcement read:
— Disney (@Disney) December 10, 2020
As you likely know, a very public split has taken place between Gina Carno and Lucasfilm and Disney. Carano will no longer be a part of The Mandalorian, and subsequently, it seems that Rangers of the New Republic is at a standstill.
As Variety noted, the show may not be moving forward:
A third announced spinoff, “Rangers of the New Republic,” is not currently in active development.
Now, not being in active development does not necessarily mean canceled, and we do not want to jump to a conclusion without more information from either Disney or Lucasfilm.
Rumors have abounded that instead of featuring Cara Dune, the series will now feature the live-action debut of Star Wars Rebels Ghost ship pilot, Hera Syndulla. Many fans have also called for surprise Mandalorian fan-favorite Paul Sun-Hyung Lee to take on the lead role in Rangers. However, remember nothing has been confirmed by Lucasfilm at this time.
Disney recently made a push for Gina Carano to be recognized for her work in The Mandalorian Season 2 for a “Best Supporting Actress” nomination at The Emmy Awards after firing her from the series. So, it seems unclear where the relationship stands behind the scenes.
What do you think about the possibility of Rangers of the New Republic being canceled? Let us know in the comments.