“Can we just swap out Carano for Lucy Lawless and never address it the way Marvel did with Howard and Cheadle?”
Star Wars fans aren’t wasting any time trying to fill the role of Cara Dune from “The Mandalorian” after Gina Carano was axed for a since-deleted social media post.
And the front runner to take over Dune appears to be Lucy Lawless.
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On Thursday, hours after Carano implied being a Republican today is like being Jewish in Germany during the Holocaust in an Instagram Story, Lucasfilm dropped the actress, who played the beloved former Rebel Alliance soldier Dune.
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” a Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
The move came after calls for Carano to be dumped back in November after she slammed mask-wearing and suggested voter fraud occurred in the election. She was also under fire in August for making a joke about using pronouns in Twitter bios, which some critics called transphobic.
The fallout continued as Carano was also dropped from UTA.
With Carano’s exit, it appears Lawless is the perfect replacement, at least in the eyes of many shocked “Mandalorian” stans.
“The only acceptable answer to who should now play Cara Dune is Lucy Lawless,” stated one follower, as another wrote, “Let’s make #LucyLawless the new and improved #CaraDune!”
One even suggested, “Can we just swap out Carano for Lucy Lawless and never address it the way Marvel did with Howard and Cheadle?”
There were also calls for Lawless to start fresh with a new role.
“I’m 100% on board with @RealLucyLawless joining The SWU! She would be amazing! I think I’d rather her be her own new character, though. Let Cara Dune just fade from existence. How about it @Jon_Favreau and @dave_filoni? #LucyLawlessInStarWars.”
And after some conservative circles condemned Carano’s firing as cancel culture run amok while calling for a boycott of Disney+, a Twitter user responded: “Instead of #canceldisneyplus, can they just cast Lucy Lawless as Cara Dune and pretend it was her the whole time?”
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