After being fired from The Mandalorian for controversial social media activity, Gina Carano is teaming up with The Daily Wire for a new movie.
“The Daily Wire is helping make one of my dreams — to develop and produce my own film — come true,” Carano told Deadline. “I cried out and my prayer was answered. I am sending out a direct message of hope to everyone living in fear of cancellation by the totalitarian mob. I have only just begun using my voice which is now freer than ever before, and I hope it inspires others to do the same. They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them.”
“We could not be more excited to be working with Gina Carano, an incredible talent dumped by Disney and Lucasfilm for offending the authoritarian Hollywood Left,” The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro added. “This is what Daily Wire exists to do: provide an alternative not just for consumers, but for creators who refuse to bow to the mob. We’re eager to bring Gina’s talent to Americans who love her, and we’re just as eager to show Hollywood that if they want to keep cancelling those who think differently, they’ll just be helping us build the Xwing to take down their Death Star.”
Little information about the film is available, but Carano will develop, produce and star in the project, which will release exclusively to Daily Wire members.
On Feb. 10, #FireGinaCarano began trending on Twitter after the actor shared a post from another social media account detailing how strong fascist influence in Europe made it easier for Nazis to persecute Jews by first making the rest of the world hate them. The post ends by positing, “How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?” Notably, Carano herself is an outspoken conservative.
Shortly after, Lucasfilm issued a statement, saying, “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Sources also noted a Cara Dune series was set to be announced at the Disney Investor Day presentation in December 2020 but the plans were scrapped in November after Carano shared social media posts suggesting the possibility of voter fraud during the 2020 Presidential Election and discouraging mask-wearing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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