The Mandalorian’s Cara Dune absence adressed by creators Dave Filoni and Rick Famuyiwa

The Mandalorian’s creators Dave Filoni and director Rick Famuyiwa have openly addressed the status of Cara Dune, after actress Gina Carano was fired in 2021. 

In an interview with Deadline, Filoni said “It’s a big galaxy, and we have many characters in it — many characters are fighting for their screen time. We’ll just have to see as the season unfolds what the adventures are, but it’s a great character, someone who was vital to Din Djarin’s beginnings; we’ll see if he has evolved beyond that.

“Now Season 3 is mainly dealing with Mandalorians and the Mandalorian saga, the Mandalorian tale. [There are] different characters he’s met since Bo-Katan [who] take a lot more prominence, which makes sense where his arc is going, the story of him and Grogu specifically.”

It doesn’t sound like Dune will be making an appearance in the third season. The trailers have demonstrated a growing conflict between Bo-Katan and Din, and have already shown the ruins of Mandalore. 

Turning to Famuyiwa, he explained “Cara was a big part and continues as a character to be part of the world,” Famuyiwa said. “It had to be addressed in the creative, and [Jon Favreau] took the time to think about that.”

Gina Carano was fired after making highly controversial comments, talking about Nazi Germany, Jewish people and America’s divided political culture at the time. 

This is certainly true of the first episode. Minor spoilers below. 

During a trip to Nevarro, Din questions Greef Karga on Cara’s absence. He explains that after she handed Moff Gideon to the New Republic, she was transferred to Special Forces. 

As Moff Gideon will be making an appearance in season three, and the New Republic will have a bigger presence in the show, it’s likely that more explanation will be needed. 
The Mandalorian season three will be released weekly on Disney+, with a total of eight episodes.

Kieran Burt

My name is Kieran and I am based in the UK. I love writing about all things science fiction and fantasy, particularly Star Wars and Marvel. When I’m not writing or watching anything sci-fi related, you can probably find me exploring the open worlds of alternate lands through my Xbox.

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