The third season of “The Mandalorian” arrives on Wednesday and with it comes the return of acquainted faces like Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), Greef Karga (Carl Weathers), Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) and extra.
One acquainted face you gained’t be seeing is Gina Carano’s bounty hunter Cara Dune. Within the collection, she was final seen within the season two finale as a marshal of the New Republic who helped Din rescue Grogu from Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito).
Carano was famously dismissed from the collection in 2021 following controversial statements made on social media. Lucasfilm launched an announcement round that point saying: “Gina Carano just isn’t presently employed by Lucasfilm and there aren’t any plans for her to be sooner or later.” Quickly after she was fired from her company UTA, whereas Hasbro halted making Cara Dune motion figures.
Thus she wasn’t included in any respect within the making of the present’s third season. Talking with Deadline this week, government producer Rick Famuyiwa says coping with the character’s departure was a subject within the writers room:
“Cara was an enormous half and continues as a personality to be a part of the world. It needed to be addressed within the artistic and Jon (Favreau) took the time to consider that. It was one thing that was mentioned as we knew it was going to have an effect on the present, however on the similar time, what has been on the coronary heart of the present are the 2 characters — Din Djarin and Grogu– so finally it felt like a servicing of that, and across the Mandalorians.”
Government producer Dave Filoni nonetheless loves the character, however with the present naturally turning in the direction of the Mandalorian saga this season it seems like there wasn’t a lot room anyway:
““t’s an enormous galaxy and we’ve got many characters in it. Many characters are combating for his or her display time, we’ll simply should see because the season unfolds what the adventures are, nevertheless it’s an important character, somebody who was very important to Din Djarin’s beginnings; we’ll see if he has advanced past that.
Now season 3 is especially coping with Mandalorians and the Mandalorian saga, the Mandalorian story. (There’s) completely different characters he’s met since Bo-Katan, (who) take much more prominence which is smart the place his arc goes, the story of him and Grogu particularly… The Mandalorian within the title is the story concerning the Mandalorian and his folks.”
Famuyiwa directs episodes 1, 7 and eight of the collection which kicks off on March 1st and runs by till mid-late April.