Contrary to what’s been happening with Star Wars on the big screen, the TV side on Disney+ has run fairly smooth. The one exception came when Gina Carano’s contract wasn’t picked up, following some controversial statements by the Cara Dune actress. This caused a rolling set of issues as her popular character was set to star in a new series, Rangers of the New Republic. With Carano gone, that show got put on ice. So what happens to all of those plans for it now?
In an interview with Empire, Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy makes it clear the series isn’t going to happen. Furthermore, she suggests that any potential storylines could be rolled over into The Mandalorian, which makes sense considering that’s where Dune became a favorite…
“We’d never written any scripts or anything on that…some of that will figure into future episodes, I’m sure, of the next iteration of ‘Mandalorian’”, Kennedy said.
I’m curious to see how Disney writes Dune out. Do they just never mention her again? That could leave the door open to a possible return someday. Or do they kill her off and put those hopes to rest? I think it’s funny that Lucasfilm hasn’t made an effort to simply repackage the show with a new lead, especially if no scripts were written.