It would appear that the Disney+ series Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic is frozen in carbonite… at least for now.
This shouldn’t come as any real surprise to anyone who has been following the near-daily Lucasfilm drama. The series was reportedly set to star Gina Carano as Cara Dune, Katee Sackoff as Bo-Katan and Bill Burr as Mayfield, all reprising their respective roles from The Mandalorian.
The rumor of Rangers of the New Republic no longer being in active development comes from The DisInsider. Writer Skyler Shuler pointed out a bit in a recent Variety article about Dave Filoni’s promotion at Lucasfilm…
In an article from Variety, discussing Dave Filoni’s new promotion at Lucasfilm, the trade managed to give a small update on the project. Per the trade: Rangers of the New Republic,” is not currently in active development. Might be a small update, it might not be an update everyone likes, but it’s an update nonetheless.
Schuler then links to a tweet from Corey Van Dyke from Star Wars fan podcast Kessel Run Transmissions, saying that Rangers of the New Republic was indeed the rumored Cara Dune spinoff “before everything went down.”
“Everything,” most likely, being the termination of Gina Carano due to tweets that Lucasfilm said were “abhorrent.”
So the future of Rangers of the New Republic seems up in the air. It’s possible that Lucasfilm could still move forward with a replacement for Cara Dune. It’s also possible that fan (and media) backlash could lead Disney to reverse course on Carano’s firing like they did with Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn.
Either way, the series does seem to be on ice for now. Indefinitely.
[Hat Tip: DisInsider]
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