On Wednesday, hours after Carano implied being a Republican today is like being Jewish in Germany during the Holocaust in an Instagram Story, Lucasfilm dropped the actress, who played the beloved former Rebel Alliance soldier Dune.
"Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future," a Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement. "Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable."
"I'm 100% on board with @RealLucyLawless joining The SWU! She would be amazing! I think I'd rather her be her own new character, though. Let Cara Dune just fade from existence. How about it @Jon_Favreau and @dave_filoni? #LucyLawlessInStarWars."
And after some conservative circles condemned Carano's firing as cancel culture run amok while calling for a boycott of Disney+, a Twitter user responded: "Instead of #canceldisneyplus, can they just cast Lucy Lawless as Cara Dune and pretend it was her the whole time?"
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Casting Lucy Lawless as Cara Dune would sell SOOO many action figures.
This is everything I needed to see today. Love Cara Dune, disappointed Gina Carano couldn't be as awesome as the character she was privileged to portray. I'd be totally down for Lucy Lawless to step into this role! https://t.co/ghj1g8p8Ps