After Disney dropped her over a fairly non-controversial tweet, ex-‘Mandalorian’ actress Gina Carano has announced she’ll be making a new film with the conservative media outlet The Daily Wire, run by Ben Shapiro.
The Daily Wire said Carano will produce and star in an upcoming film exclusively for subscribers to its website, which was co-founded by conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro.
In a statement on the site, Carano said she was sending a message of hope to everyone living in fear of cancellation by what she called “the totalitarian mob.”
“I have only just begun using my voice which is now freer than ever before … They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them.”
In “The Mandalorian,” Carano played Cara Dune, a warrior who had become a marshal in the New Republic.
Lucasfilm said on Wednesday it had no plans to work with Carano in the future. The company had announced in December that a “Mandalorian” spinoff called “Rangers of the New Republic” was in development, and Hollywood trade publications had speculated that Carano would play a role in that series.
The actress had also come under fire in November for posts on Twitter in which she derided mask-wearing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and for promoting claims of voter fraud after the November presidential election.
— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) February 13, 2021
Shapiro said The Daily Wire aimed to “provide an alternative not just for consumers, but for creators who refuse to bow to the mob.”
“We’re just as eager to show Hollywood that if they want to keep canceling those who think differently, they’ll just be helping us build the X-wing to take down their Death Star,” he said in a statement on the Daily Wire website.
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) February 12, 2021
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) February 12, 2021
Reuters contributed to this report.
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