Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian took the Star Wars community by storm when it debuted on Disney+ in 2019.
Season 1 introduced us to Mando and to his unapologetic style in doing away with the bad guys. Season 2 was more of the same, only not the same and so much better! We were introduced to new places in the galaxy, new enemies, and even a few new allies.
One ally, in particular, Cara Dune, played by former MMA fighter-turned-actress, Gina Carano, was introduced in the fourth episode of the season, and her final episode was episode 16 of Season 2.
Dune is the Marshal of Nevarro. She’s a human from Alderaan with a long history of fighting against injustice, and she’s an unapologetic mercenary.
“Saw most of my action mopping up after Endor. Mostly Ex-Imperial Warlords. They wanted it fast and quiet. They’d send us in on the dropships. No support, just us. Then when the Imps were gone, the politics started. We were peacekeepers, protecting delegates, suppressing riots. Not what I signed up for.” Cara Dune to Din Djarin (Mando)
But a public outcry soon followed posts Carano made on her personal social media accounts that were deemed “abhorrent” by some, “unacceptable” by others. The hashtag #fireginacarano was born, and the rest is history.
Or so we were told.
Now there are rumors circulating that despite Lucasfilm’s hard push to distance itself from Carano, even stating vehemently that, “there are no plans” for her to ever return to The Mandalorian or any other Star Wars project for that matter, that Carano might just be back during Season 4 of the epic series.
There’s talk that not only will Carano make a return in Season 4, but that her role in the storyline of that season, which will reportedly be set 6 to 7 years after the events in Season 3, will be quite significant.
Some of the rumors propose that Jon Favreau himself has been sweet-talking Disney to convince them that Carano’s return is needed because, also according to speculation, when Gina got her walking papers, a huge part of the fab base walked away too.
As is usually the case with this kind of talk, it’s a wait-and-see scenario. Perhaps Favreau believes that waiting until Season 4, which isn’t due out until 2023, will create enough distance between Carano’s posts and a return to her post as Marshal of Nevarro.
The series is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order and centers around a lone bounty hunter, his travels, his interactions, his challenges, and his victories.
Oh, and there’s this little baby Yoda guy too.