‘Star Wars’ Gina Carano Defies Disney, Officially Back in New Movie

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Gina Carano as Cara Dune

Credit: Gina Carano Instagram

Gina Carano was fired from The Mandalorian by The Walt Disney Company after controversial social media posts caused an online war, but that didn’t stop the actress from getting back at Hollywood in her new movie.

gina carano mandalorian premiere
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The Star Wars universe welcomed Gina Carano’s Cara Dune in The Mandalorian season one, quickly becoming a fan favorite among many viewers. Soon enough, Cara Dune was a returning character and was even billed her own spin-off series, Rangers of the New Republic.

Playing a significant role in The Mandalorian season two as a Marshal for the New Republic, fans were shocked to learn that Carano wouldn’t be returning for a season three or her own Star Wars series.

bryce dallas howard (left) and gina carano (right) on mandalorian set
Credit: Disney Gallery – The Mandalorian

Before Carano was let go by Lucasfilm, trending hashtags like #WeLoveCaraDune, #FireGinaCarano, and #IStandWithGinaCarano erupted on Instagram and Twitter.

Though Cara Dune’s presence would no longer be felt in the Skywalker saga, her co-stars and reportedly Jon Favreau himself fought for her Hollywood safety.

Gina Carano in The Mandalorian Season 1
Credit: Lucasfilm/Disney

Now, after a year of being fired by The Walt Disney Company, Gina Carano is starring in and producing her feature film:

My heart skipped a few beats when I saw this credit for the first time.
I like how that feels. #TerrorOnThePrairie @realDailyWire

Thank you for providing a safe space & opportunity for so many.

Terror on the Prairie (2022) is just one of two controversial movies that Carano is starring in, with the other being a look into the life of Hunter Biden.

After she departed from Star Wars, Gina Carano shared that she was “bullied” by the media and public alike, but that her Terror on the Prairie project with The Daily Wire and Ben Shapiro will “take down the Death Star.”

Gina Carano in 'Terror on the Prairie'
Credit: Daily Wire

Gina Carano’s brand new picture has a current rating of 8.3/10 on IMDb, with the Hallie McAllister actress bringing in immense popularity with recent social media posts and more:

Tune in tonight to watch #TerroronthePrairie only on @realDailyWire
use code “Gina” when you sign up and get 25% off.

Thank you to the cast, crew & everyone who has supported this journey. You made this all possible.

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Since Terror on the Prairie is only viewable with a Daily Wire subscription, not every fan can watch the new film, resulting in the absence of a Rotten Tomatoes score.

Nonetheless, this western picture is reportedly a full-blown production with a professional Hollywood crew and everything, harkening towards independent film-making to tell different narratives.

Gina Carano as Cara Dune holding a blaster
Credit: Lucasfilm

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While the MMA fighter isn’t returning to the Star Wars saga anytime soon, it’s clear she’s not letting her past stop her from telling new stories and broadening her acting horizon.

More about The Mandalorian

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travels of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic….

Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian
Credit: Lucasfilm

Wookiepedia writes:

In September 2017, Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy reached out to Jon Favreau for possible ideas for Disney+, for which the company looked to create original content. He expressed interest in doing something with the Mandalorians, having reflected on some concepts he had developed when he first heard that Disney gained control of the franchise. In November, Favreau met with Kennedy and Carrie Beck to pitch his idea for the show. At the meeting, Kennedy told him that Dave Filoni was also interested in telling stories about Mandalorians…

On August 6, 2018, The New York Times reported that Favreau’s Star Wars series, which would be produced for Disney’s new streaming service, was expected to cost around $100 million for 10 episodes. In an email to The New York Times, Favreau stated that the service would allow for the opportunity to tell stories that go for several chapters. On October 26, 2018, it was reported that the rumored Boba Fett film had been scrapped, with Lucasfilm instead focusing on The Mandalorian. On November 13, 2018, Pedro Pascal was reported to be in negotiations to play the lead role in the series. The next day, Gina Carano was announced to have joined the cast according to Variety. On November 30, Variety again reported that Nick Nolte had been added to the show’s cast. On December 12, Lucasfilm officially announced the cast, confirming the casting of Pascal, Carano, and Nolte, along with Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, and Werner Herzog.

The Child in Mandalorian
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The world of George Lucas is expanding beyond Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Darth Vader (James Earl Jones), Jedi Master Yoda (Frank Oz), Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein), Darth Maul (Ray Parker), Anakin Skywalker (Boba Fett (Jeremy Bulloch/Temura Morrison), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), Grogu (AKA “Baby Yoda”), Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), Koska Reeves (Sasha Banks), Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), Moff Gideon(Giancarlo Esposito), the Millennium Falcon, the Death Star, and The Clone Wars.

Within the Star Wars franchise, Lucasfilm is moving past Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) or the controversial Rian Johnson Star Wars film The Last Jedi (2018) as we dive into the Old Republic or explore new realities of the Star Wars universe with each new TV show or the upcoming Star Wars game like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 or Star Wars Eclipse.

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