In a recent interview with Empire, LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy hinted that production for Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic is currently on hold. According to Kennedy, the show is likely to be “absorbed” into another series like The Mandalorian. “We’d never written any scripts or anything on that,” Kennedy stated in the Empire interview before continuing, “some of that will figure into future episodes, I’m sure, of the next iteration of Mandalorian.” Despite Kennedy’s comments, there has been no official announcement from Disney that Rangers of the New Republic has been cancelled.
Announced over a year ago amongst a slew of other Star Wars projects, Rangers of the New Republic is another Mandalorian spin-off series said to focus heavily on Cara Dune, who was played by Gina Carano. However, LucasFilm has stated that Carano is no longer employed by the company and “there are no plans for her to be in the future.”
Carano was let go last year after a series of social media posts that Lucasfilm called “abhorrent and unacceptable.” In a now-deleted Instagram post, she compared being a modern-day Republican to being Jewish during the Holocaust, amongst other controversial views.
While fans wait to hear more about the future of Rangers of the New Republic, there is plenty of Star Wars content on the way. Another Mandalorian spin-off series, The Book of Boba Fett, will begin streaming on Disney+ on Wednesday, December 29, and the third season of The Mandalorian, originally planned to debut on Christmas Day, has been pushed back to 2022.
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