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Disney Wants ‘Mandalorian’ Axing Suit Tossed

Disney had enough”

In a filing last night to dismiss Gina Carano‘s wrongful discharge and sex discrimination lawsuit over being fired from The Mandalorian, the Mouse House states that the former MMA-fighter lost her Star Wars job in 2021 because she decided “to publicly trivialize the Holocaust by comparing criticism of political conservatives to the annihilation of millions of Jewish people—notably, not ‘thousands’—was the final straw for Disney.” 

Read Disney’s Motion To Dismiss Gina Carano’s Lawsuit Over Her Mandalorian Firing Here

Seeking a June 12 hearing in federal court in DTLA, the Daniel Petrocelli represented Disney insists the Elon Musk-backed action should be tossed out “on the grounds that Disney has a constitutional right not to associate its artistic expression with Carano’s speech, such that the First Amendment provides a complete defense to Carano’s claims.”

Claiming her “words were consistently twisted to demonize & dehumanize me as an alt right wing extremist” during the very public dispute three years ago, Carano took the Bob Iger-run company to court in early February to get back her high-profile Mandalorian role of Rebel ranger Cara Dune and a TIE fighter full of damages.

Along with fellow defendants Lucasfilm and Huckleberry Industries, Disney made it clear this week you don’t need to be a Jedi master to know that’s not going to happen. They detailed the way it all went down fast with Carano in their April 9 filing:

Carano’s social-media usage sunk to its nadir on February 10, 2021. On that day, she reposted an Instagram post from user warriorpriestgympodcast. The post read: “Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…even by children. ‘Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?’”

Disney had enough. The same day Carano grotesquely trivialized the Holocaust as comparable to sharp political disagreements, Lucasfilm announced that “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.” A month later, Disney’s former CEO explained that Carano’s views “didn’t align with Company values,” including its “values of respect, values of decency, values of integrity, and values of inclusion.” 

Soon after her Mandalorian firing, Carano entered in an arrangement with The Daily Wire‘s production company. Since linking with the conservative media out, she has appeared in Terror on the Prairie  and as a Secret Service agent in the Breitbart News distributed My Son Hunter.

A fourth season of The Mandalorian seems to be on hold as a Jon Favreau directed feature The Mandalorian & Grogu has been set for a May 2026 release.

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