The Mandalorian Producers Reveal How Cara Dune Will Be Written Off in Season 3

We're now very close to the third season premiere of The Mandalorian and a lot of Star Wars fans are looking forward to seeing what's next for Din Djarin and Grogu's next adventure in the galaxy far, far away, especially as they are now going to embark into the world of Mandalore.

However, before the production of the third season commenced, Gina Carano, who played Cara Dune in the first two seasons, was fired from the series due to her controversial social media posts and Lucasfilm decided that the role will not be recast.

Since then, fans have been wondering about how the upcoming third season will address the character's exit. Now, that question was addressed by executive producers Rick Famuyiwa and Dave Filoni in a recent interview with Deadline where they explained that the character's departure was heavily discussed during the writing of the season.

"Cara was a big part and continues as a character to be part of the world. It had to be addressed in the creative and [Jon Favreau] took the time to think about that," Famuyiwa said.

"It was something that was discussed as we knew it was going to have impact on the show, but at the same time, what has been at the heart of the show are the two characters — Din Djarin and Grogu — so ultimately it felt like a servicing of that, and around the Mandalorians."

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Filoni pointed out that Cara Dune's problem will not necessarily affect the show's story since it's a "big galaxy" and the season will mostly focus on exploring the Mandalore storyline with Bo-Katan.

He added, "It’s a big galaxy and we have many characters in it — many characters are fighting for their screen time. We’ll just have to see as the season unfolds what the adventures are, but it’s a great character, someone who was vital to Din Djarin’s beginnings; we’ll see if he has evolved beyond that."

"Now Season 3 is mainly dealing with Mandalorians and the Mandalorian saga, the Mandalorian tale. [There’s] different characters he’s met since Bo-Katan [who] take a lot more prominence, which makes sense where his arc is going, the story of him and Grogu specifically."

It looks like we will be looking forward to seeing the new season address the "elephant in the room" and it is curious to find out how they will work around the character's absence in the series after having prominent appearances in the first two seasons.

Also Read: Star Wars: Jon Favreau Confirms The Mandalorian Is NOT Ending Soon

The third season of The Mandalorian is set to premiere on Disney+ this Wednesday. You can check more details about it here.

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