The third season of “The Mandalorian” is returning to Disney+ this week and will see the adventures within the Star Wars galaxy continue. Once a lone bounty hunter, Din Djarin has reunited with Grogu. Meanwhile, the New Republic struggles to lead the galaxy away from its dark history. The Mandalorian will cross paths with old allies and make new enemies as he and Grogu continue their journey together.

Since the last season arrived on Disney+ in 2020, one of the show’s stars, Gina Carano, has been “dismissed” from the series following her making controversial statements about Jews, Nazi Germany and the nation’s divided political climate back, which resulted in Lucasfilm releasing a statement, saying,

“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.”

Her agency UTA also fired her, and Hasbro halted the production of Cara Dune action figures.  Since then, Gina Carano, has starred in two movies, “Terror on the Prairie” and “My Son Hunter”.

In a recent interview to promote the new series, Deadline spoke with Rick Famuyiwa, who is one of the directors and executive producers on the third season of the show, Rick was asked how will the show deal with the departure of Gina Carano’s bounty hunter character Cara Dune.

“Cara was a big part and continues as a character to be part of the world. It had to be addressed in the creative and [Jon Favreau] took the time to think about that.  It was something that was discussed as we knew it was going to have impact on the show, but at the same time, what has been at the heart of the show are the two characters — Din Djarin and Grogu — so ultimately it felt like a servicing of that, and around the Mandalorians.”

The show’s other executive producer Dave Filoni, was asked if Cara Dune is just out in the Star Wars Galaxy bounty hunting, and he replied:

“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’s) 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.”

Going off the comments from the executive producers, it doesn’t sound like Cara Dune will be referenced in the third season.

The series stars Pedro Pascal, Katee Sackhoff, Carl Weathers, Amy Sedaris, Emily Swallow and Giancarlo Esposito. The directors of the eight-episode Season 3 include Rick Famuyiwa, Rachel Morrison, Lee Isaac Chung, Carl Weathers, Peter Ramsey and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Jon Favreau is the showrunner/head writer and serves as an executive producer along with Dave Filoni, Rick Famuyiwa, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck are co-executive producers.

The first two seasons of “The Mandalorian” are available to stream now on Disney+ and the first episode of the third season will arrive on Disney+ on Wednesday 1st March 2023.

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