Lucasfilm would replace Gina Carano in “Star Wars”

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If you follow the Gina Carano saga from The Mandalorian Season 2 airing in 2020, you may already know that the former female MMA and Muay Thai fighter has faced more than her fair share of controversy online thanks to a series of Tweets regarding political and social justice topics.

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Carano played New Republic Marshal Cara Dune on Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni’s hit star wars series, The Mandalorian, before being made redundant in February 2021.

Prior to his dismissal, hashtags like #FireGinaCarano, #WeLoveCaraDune and #IStandWithGinaCarano took turns circulating on social media. In addition to those who oppose his views, the dead Pool the actress has strong supporters who would love to see her return to the star wars franchise in the future.

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However, Carano has expressed her distaste for Disney and Lucasfilm, publicly stating that she has been “bullied” by the powers that be and sharing that her new project, the western film Terror in the prairie with Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire, “will bring down the Death Star”.

And despite backing from Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau, Pedro Pascal (Din Djarin), Katee Sackhoff (Bo-Katan Kryze), Ming-Na Wen (Fennec Shand), Giancarlo Esposito (Moff Gideon), and Carl Weathers (Greef Karga), it seems that the rumors of the eventual return of Carano in The Mandalorian Season 4 is unlikely to materialize.

the mandalorian season 2 mission to morak (lr) bill burr as migs mayfeld, gina carano as cara dune, ming-na wen as fennec shand, pedro pascal as din djarin and temuera morrison as boba fett
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Now, in fact, a new rumor suggests that Lucasfilm has already “replaced” Carano’s Cara Dune with the character of Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who will debut in Rosario Dawson’s spin-off Mandalorian series. Ahsoka.

Winstead – the real-life girlfriend of Obi-Wan Kenobi actor Ewan McGregor – will, according to the reportserve as a “pseudo-replacement for Carano in the Mando-Verse”.

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According to the report, it “is not clear how exactly Mary Elizabeth Winstead will replace Gina Carano in this sense, it is certain that her character’s story will eventually harmonize or at least intersect with Mando’s this season or the next.”

Rosario Dawson made his live-action debut as Anakin Skywalker’s former Padawan Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian Season 2 (“Chapter 13: The Jedi”). Anakin Skywalker’s former Padawan has teamed up with an unlikely ally, Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) to defeat Corvus Magistrate Morgan Elsbeth (Diana Lee Inosanto).

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In the words of Pascal’s Djarin, “A Mandalorian and a Jedi, they’ll never see it coming” – and they didn’t. Fan-favorite character Togruta successfully defeated Elsbeth, but not before learning that star wars rebels the evil Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen) was behind all of the Magistrate’s interventions on Corvus.

Ahsoka reappeared on Dave Filoni’s episode of Boba Fett’s Book, Season 1 (“Chapter 6: From the Desert Comes a Stranger”). For the very first time, she interacted with her former Jedi master’s son, Luke Skywalker (CGI Mark Hamill/Graham Hamilton), and delivered Djarin’s beskar chainmail gift to his foundling, Grogu.

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When Dawson reappears as a popular character in Ahsoka, it’s expected to be some sort of live-action sequel to Rebels, as Ahsoka presumably enters the world between worlds on her quest to find Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen) and fellow Jedi Ezra Bridger (Mena Massoud).

rebels The character Sabine Wren will also make her live-action debut in the upcoming spin-off series, with Natashia Liu-Bordizzo replacing voice actress Tiya Sircar.

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Details about Winstead’s character are being kept under wraps. Ahsoka does not yet have a start date, but is expected in 2023.

What do you think of the rumors that Mary Elizabeth Winstead would be asked to effectively replace Gina Carano?

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