The Mandalorian Not Recasting Cara Dune

It’s been one week since Lucasfilm confirmed that Gina Carano would not be returning as Cara Dune in the Star Wars series The Mandalorian on Disney+. The studio opted not to renew Carano’s contract for a new season of The Mandalorian after she shared an Instagram story comparing the current U.S. political climate to Nazi Germany, and it was the straw that broke the camel’s back after a variety of controversial social media posts the actress had made over the past several months. But what does that mean for the character Cara Dune?

Last night, a story broke that Lucasfilm may be looking to recast Cara Dune sometime down the road, but Disney has since confirmed that the character will simply no longer be part of The Mandalorian or any other upcoming Star Wars projects. Read More »

Rian Johnson on Writing The Last Jedi

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Boba Fett to Appear in Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters
  • Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Trilogy Reportedly Still Happening
  • Gina Carano No Longer Employed By Lucasfilm
  • Star Wars Insider Issue #200
  • More Inferno Squad Adventures?
  • Star Wars Podcast & YouTube Round-Up
  • And more!

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The Mandalorian Season 2

Gina Carano will no longer be a part of the Star Wars universe. The actress, who plays soldier Cara Dune on The Mandalorian, has been let go by Lucasfilm, who confirm “there are no plans” for Carano to be employed by them again “in the future.”

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The Mandalorian - Original Greef Karga Plans

The third episode of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian arrived on Disney+ today, and with it comes a focus on the show’s small but stellar ensemble cast, which introduces a batch of memorable new characters into the live-action Star Wars universe.

Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano and Carl Weathers sat down with executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni to discuss their experience working on The Mandalorian, get their perspective on Star Wars and share some stories from behind the scenes. Easily the most fascinating reveal from this particular episode involves learning that not only was Carl Weathers’ character Greef Karga originally designed for him to be in alien prosthetic make-up, but he was going to be killed off in “Chapter 3: The Sin.”

Get more details on that and all the finer points of the new episode of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian. Read More »

The Mandalorian Toys

Yesterday brought the reveal of the first merchandise from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker thanks to a livestream event from Pinewood Studios in London. We’ve already rounded up the best action figures, Funko POPs, LEGO sets and more from the final chapter of the Skywalker saga, but now we’re going to focus on the merchandise that will be arriving alongside it from Lucasfilm’s first live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian.

Below, we’ve rounded up The Mandalorian toys and collectibles that we’re most excited to get our hands on. They’re not quite as plentiful as The Rise of Skywalker merch, but there’s some good stuff here. Read More »

The Mandalorian costumes

/Film’s Peter Sciretta is on the ground at this year’s D23 Expo, Disney’s company-wide fan convention that’s slated to bring us tons of news about Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and more over the next three days. But before the onslaught of news begins, Peter was able to snag a few photos of The Mandalorian costumes on the convention show floor, giving us a closer look at the clothing worn by Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano‘s characters in the first live-action Star Wars TV Show. Check them out below. Read More »

Daughter of the Wolf clip

If you’ve been wondering what acclaimed actor Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind) has been up to lately, wonder no more.

We have an exclusive clip from a new film called Daughter of the Wolf, a Gina Carano-starring action movie in which Dreyfuss seems to be having tons of fun playing a villain reminiscent of John Lithgow’s delightfully over-the-top baddie from Cliffhanger. Read More »

the mandalorian footage description

While many would argue that modern science fiction fandom was born thanks to television, live-action Star Wars storytelling has existed solely as a big screen endeavor. Until now.

The Mandalorian arrives this Fall on the new Disney+ streaming service and it will be the first live-action Star Wars story to debut outside of a movie theater. The first footage from the series was shown at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, where /Film got a first glimpse at it. Read The Mandalorian footage description below.

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The Mandalorian cast

Gina Carano is heading to a galaxy far, far away. The former mixed martial arts fighter broke out in Hollywood when she starred in Steven Soderbergh’s spy movie Haywire, and now she’s the latest actor to join the cast of Disney+’s upcoming Star Wars series The Mandalorian. Read More »

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scorched earth trailer

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before. A grizzled badass without a lot to say wanders the wasteland of the post-apocalypse, dispensing justice against armies of bandits and slowly learning to care again after encountering someone who melts their icy heart. That’s the premise of many movies and it is also the premise of Scorched Earth, an upcoming sci-fi action movie that looks like it crawled out of a mid-’90s VHS bargain bin.

But there’s nothing wrong with trash when it’s delicious, committed, interesting trash! So as you prepare to watch the Scorched Earth trailer, ask yourself one question: is this trash worthy of your time?

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