Gina Carano Convinces Fans She’s Returning to ‘Star Wars’

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Gina Carano at The Mandalorian premiere

Credit: Gina Carano Instagram

Former Mandalorian actress Gina Carano was fired from her role as Cara Dune in February 2021, following months of online social media drama. Carano’s controversial Tweets about social and political topics lead to trending hashtags like #FireGinaCarano, #IStandWithGinaCarano, and #WeLoveCaraDune throughout The Mandalorian Season 2.

Gina Carano close up
Credit: Gina Carano Twitter

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Now, Las Vegas-raised Carano — who appeared alongside Mandalorian stars like Pedro Pascal (Din Djarin), Katee Sackhoff (Bo-Katan Kryze), Ming-Na Wen (Fennec Shand), Giancarlo Esposito (Moff Gideon), and Carl Weathers (Greef Karga) over the course of both seasons of The Mandalorian so far — recently shared a Twitter post, sans caption, that has her fans convinced she’s coming back to the Star Wars franchise.

As you can see, the photo [below], certainly has a very Star Wars vibe. It features a robed figure, perhaps Carano’s Cara Dune, in a setting that resembles Tatooine — but with three suns instead of two.

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In the comments, Carano’s supporters unsurprisingly immediately started reacting to the former women’s MMA and Muay Thai fighter’s post.

Kyle Priestman wrote:

Hopefully you are returning to Star wars as the fans would love to see you back, if not they will follow whatever you go on to do! Legend

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Mikel cut straight to the chase, posting his opinion on the Carano situation:

Did Disney come to their senses yet?

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Joshua Bowen replied:

Does this mean our real life superhero is coming back to Star Wars?

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It’s worth noting that after she was fired by Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Company, Carano joined forces with Ben Shapiro’s The Daily Wire. The actress has teased that the movie project she has in the works with Shapiro will “take down the Death Star”, indicating that it, too, will be a sci-fi film.

Fennec Shand and Cara Dune holding guns
Credit: Lucasfilm

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It is possible, therefore, that this new photo is a teaser for her own project, not a return to Star Wars.

At this time, Lucasfilm has made clear that they have no plans to recast the Cara Dune character moving forward. In fact, Carano was set to lead Mandalorian spinoff series Rangers of the New Republic, but that series is now “no longer in active development” following her dismissal from the Star Wars franchise.

Fennec Shand, Boba Fett, and Din Djarin in The Mandalorian
Credit: Lucasfilm

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Two other spinoff shows, The Book of Boba Fett, starring Temuera Morrison as the iconic bounty hunter, and Ahsoka, featuring Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano, are both still currently in the works.

This certainly indicates that Carano will not be making a Star Wars comeback, but, of course, nothing is certain.

Gina Carano at Galaxys Edge
Credit: Gina Carano Instagram

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Intriguingly, Disney has been pushing for Carano to receive an Emmy Award nomination for her work on The Mandalorian Season 2, despite the fact that she has since been fired from the Star Wars universe.

Furthermore, the company ultimately decided to air the ex-Star Wars actress’s episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls on Disney+ after initially pulling it.

Carl Weathers, Jon Favreau, Kathleen Kennedy, Gina Carano, Dave Filoni, and Pedro Pascal take a selfie
Credit: Daniel Boczarski/WireImage for Disney

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Currently, Carano, the daughter of former NFL quarterback Glenn Carano, has not provided any additional explanation for her recent social media post. Previously, Carano’s Mandalorian costars, including Pedro Pascal and Katee Sackhoff, have expressed support for the controversial actress.

What do you think? Should Gina Carano be given a second chance in the Star Wars galaxy?

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