Whether you'd like to admit it or not, Gina Carano's controversial firing from Disney changed the entire complexion of the Star Wars franchise, and as for Lucasfilm, it's back to the drawing board as the production for The Mandalorian's third season is about to begin a few weeks from now.
Apparently, Lucasfilm had huge fans for the Cara Dune character before Gina was ousted from the franchise. Carana reportedly would have starred in her own Cara Dune spinoff show that would've revolved around her past as a shock trooper in Alderaan.
Apart from that, she would've also headlined the upcoming Rangers of the New Republic series, a project that was announced during Disney's 2020 Investor Day. Of course, with Gina out of the picture, plans for the upcoming project also changed, and now, they're reportedly looking to bring in a fan-favorite female character to lead the series.
According to a scoop from LRMOnline, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels character Hera Syndulla will replace Cara Dune in the aforementioned project. However, the site notes that the creative team behind the project is having issues about the possible involvement of Syndulla as they would like to introduce her to the "Mandoverse" before Rangers of the New Republic.
To those unaware, Hera Syndulla has long been rumored to make her live-action debut and according to previous rumors, it would've taken place in the second season of The Mandalorian but obviously, we never saw it happen. With Ezra Bridger on his way to the live-action universe via the standalone Ahsoka series, it would make total sense for Hera to also make her much-awaited debut. The only question now is, when?
The Mandalorian Season 3 will begin filming this April.
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