The Gina Carano saga continues.
After Lucasfilm and Disney+ revealed they fired Gina Carano from her role in The Mandalorian for her "abhorrent" social media posts, the fate of Carano's character, Cara Dune, remains uncertain.
Dune was going to possibly be the center of several spin-off shows as well as being carried through season 3 of The Mandalorian. While Lucasfilm has not officially announced whether Dune will be re-cast or written out of the Star Wars universe completely, fans have another idea in mind.
And it's a brilliant one.
Make Lucy lawless the next Cara dune. https://t.co/q1rO0RGwEZ— Mightykeef (@Mightykeef)1613064182.0
Lucy Lawless, who is best known for her run as Xena in the 90s hit television series Xena, Warrior Princess, immediately came to mind.
Now fans are all on board.
Instead of #canceldisneyplus, can they just cast Lucy Lawless as Cara Dune and pretend it was her the whole time? https://t.co/sOvrouGv05— Severed Sons ❄️ A D&D Podcast (@Severed Sons ❄️ A D&D Podcast)1613018729.0
//ok but what if: lucy lawless as cara dune https://t.co/mKbFspGQSv— Auntie Ahsoka is thinking about Wafa ➐ (@Auntie Ahsoka is thinking about Wafa ➐)1613012574.0
Hear me out, Lucy Lawless as Cara Dune. https://t.co/2GjOzwFTNz— Alexandria the Red (@Alexandria the Red)1613020739.0
Can we just swap out Carano for Lucy Lawless and never address it the way Marvel did with Howard and Cheadle?— Dan Larson (@Dan Larson)1613015921.0
Hear me out, Casting Lucy Lawless as Cara Dune would sell SOOO many action figures. I'm just saying. She'd brin… https://t.co/PfZqjOLchR— Isabel Sophia rebel gurrl Dieppa (she/her) 🌺 (@Isabel Sophia rebel gurrl Dieppa (she/her) 🌺)1612997670.0
The New Zealand actress has had a steady career since Xena ended in 2001, appearing in everything from the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica to Ash Vs. Evil Dead.
Let's make #LucyLawless the new and improved #CaraDune! #TheMandalorian @Jon_Favreau @dave_filoni https://t.co/xuqqM3SOea— 𝕂ℝ𝕀𝕊𝕋𝕀𝔸ℕ 𝕆𝔻𝕃𝔸ℕ𝔻 (@𝕂ℝ𝕀𝕊𝕋𝕀𝔸ℕ 𝕆𝔻𝕃𝔸ℕ𝔻)1613026285.0
They can keep Cara Dune in the Mandalorian. Just get Lucy Lawless to play her instead 💕— Jerrica Brannigan (@Jerrica Brannigan)1613023152.0
So we recast Cara with Lucy Lawless and all just pretend that’s the way it’s always been.— The Commodore (@The Commodore)1613012217.0
@DieRobinsonDie They should just recast Lucy Lawless for the character, she's a better actress and not an alt-right… https://t.co/aEB5vftHQM— Vellocino (@Vellocino)1613058929.0
hey @starwars, you should recast Cara Dune with Lucy Lawless— Kelsey D. Atherton (@Kelsey D. Atherton)1610146495.0
Lawless herself weighed in on Dune's role becoming "open" for her in the show.
Yeah, but I was really gunning for the role in the ‘God’s Still not Dead’ sequel. https://t.co/zVeiw35nWt— Lucy Lawless (@Lucy Lawless)1613166713.0
God's Not Dead is a trio of films depicting a supposed anti-Christian agenda in the United States and have been called a "persecution complex" by media like Vox.
"The thesis of the God's Not Dead series is that Christians and Christianity are under attack in America, and that the way to fight back is through exercising First Amendment rights, mostly in educational settings...The problem isn't really the production value (which is mostly fine), or even the statement in the title, a contradiction of a willful misreading of Nietzsche that's so generic and bland that few people would find it offensive."
The themes of the film echo the far-right's problem with Gina Carano being fired from The Mandalorian.
@JoseLuisGMex Because of my ‘Beliefs’? Unfair.— Lucy Lawless (@Lucy Lawless)1613166949.0
@RealLucyLawless Finally! I TOLD everyone you were just holding out for more money before signing up for the new Go… https://t.co/LZ9Ex7qPC7— Walter.M.WilliamsIII (@Walter.M.WilliamsIII)1613175148.0
@RealLucyLawless Sorbs blacklisted you, so no christplotiation flicks for you. His loss. :V— Sapphro Punk❤️🖤💚 (@Sapphro Punk❤️🖤💚)1613169140.0
@RealLucyLawless https://t.co/tv0vd8c26D— Peter Clines (@Peter Clines)1613166787.0
Lucy Lawless, though a wonderful suggestion, isn't the only one fans have floated.
Some have suggested Once Upon A Time's Lana Parilla and The Flight Attendant and Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina's Michelle Gomez as possible replacements.
This is one time we hope Disney listens to its fans.