Last week, the actress sued Disney for her firing from The Mandalorian, and among her demands is to be rehired for Star Wars.
A week ago, Gina Carano surprised everyone by announcing that she had filed a lawsuit against Disney | Lucasfilm for her dismissal from The Mandalorian. The surprise was not the lawsuit itself, but that it took place years after the events occurred.
Another interesting factor is found in the lawsuit itself, where Gina Carano demands to be reinstated in the cast of The Mandalorian as Cara Dune, the rebel who would help Din Djarin and company in some of their adventures, and who was going to participate in another series of the saga, Star Wars: Rangers of The New Republic, now canceled.
In addition, the actress and MMA fighter has demanded $75,000 from Disney for punitive damages resulting from her dismissal.
Gina Carano’s lawsuit against Disney is being funded by Elon Musk, who promised to help those who were professionally harmed for expressing their opinions on Twitter (X), although the statements made by Cara Dune’s actress that led to her dismissal were on Instagram.
Why does Gina Carano want to return to Star Wars after her dismissal?
When she announced her lawsuit, the actress herself took to Twitter (X) to explain why she hoped to return to Star Wars and resume her role in The Mandalorian.
“I would love to continue where I left off and continue my journey of creating and participating in storytelling, which is my greatest passion and everything I worked so hard for. It has been difficult to move forward with the lies about me and the labels that have been placed on me, backed and encouraged by the most powerful entertainment company in the world.
I am grateful that someone has come to my defense so powerfully and hope to clear my name“.
For now, the ball is in the courts, where Disney and Carano can reach an agreement or end up in a trial for unfair and discriminatory dismissal, which is the focus of the lawsuit. Do you think we will see Cara Dune back in Star Wars portrayed by Gina Carano?