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Favreau Faces Backlash Against Gina Carano and Luke Skywalker


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Okay, so let’s transition now from Lucasfilm Games to the Gina Carano situation. Oh, you didn’t know there’s a Gina Carano situation? Check out these tweets: [cancel Gina!!!!]

It would appear that the authoritarian side of the culture war is out for blood with Gina Carano, and they’re not going to stop until there is a knockout. I’m told that the feeling inside Lucasfilm is generally disdain for Carano as well. The problem for all of those who hate Carano based on her worldview and political positions is that Jon Favreau isn’t publicly political… and word on the street is he doesn’t care one iota for the divisiveness. If Carano was employed in any other part of Lucasfilm, she’d be gone, and she would have been let go long ago. The question now is whether or not Favreau can protect her — she’s an integral part of his series, and firing her would essentially indicate that conservatives can be purged from Hollywood in a step beyond what we’ve already seen (blacklisting).

Which then this also puts another actor in a peculiar position. You see, Mark Hamill is as left as they get. He’s like Gregg Popovich left when it comes to insulting conservatives, Republicans, and anyone who doesn’t see the world like him. Yet, he loves Luke Skywalker, he loves the reaction to Luke Skywalker… and simultaneously, many in Lucasfilm associate Luke Skywalker with conservativism, the patriarchy, male dominated narrative, etc. It’s a really weird dynamic. And believe me when I say, there is intense pressure to dump the Luke Skywalker / Baby Yoda storyline planned for multiple series.

I guess it’s up to Favreau then, whether or not we see more Luke Skywalker, more Cara Dune, and more of the traditional Star Wars concepts. So then at least there’s hope, because if Kathleen Kennedy was in charge, you can bet we wouldn’t be discussing possibilities they’re saved.

[More in a few days]

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Ugh. Why can't people just enjoy the show? Always someone is offended. pathetic.

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Read your post, then take a second to step back and bask in your hypocrisy.

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What's your point? My solution is precisely what the liberal turds squawking for tolerance are doing right now... I just think it is time for the folks in the middle and on the right to start playing the game by the same rules as the liberal turds are using... tell the world you want tolerance all the while you are stamping out the other side.

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My point is that you are exactly what you propose to disapprove of.

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That was my point to begin with.

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"Dare to state an opinion that they don't agree with and they demand you be fired, blacklisted and burned at the stake."

They haven't gone THAT far yet, but give it time.

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Sad isn't it? :(

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And ironically they were offended because it's successful ... go figure.

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Regardless of politics, or how stupid her views are, Carano is a fool to be deliberately pissing people off the way she is.

Simply because it'd be the easiest thing in the world to write her off the show!

Her character isn't an intrinsic part of the show, she isn't deeply involved with Mando or Grogu, she's a person whose paths cross Mando's some of the time. Maybe you could call her a friend, she's definitely not a romantic interest, they aren't close, and she isn't close to Grogu and isn't about to get involved in the quest to re-establish Mandalore. I suspect she isn't going to be fired, but she's only going to make rare appearances from now on as the show shifts away from bounty hunting and towards Mandalore (I mean, how is Mando going to bounty hunt without a ship of his own), and if they just let Cara Dune fade away the showrunners can avoid the tempest in a teapot that will happen if they flat-out fire her.

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We need more high-profile people to stand up against the Twitter mob and the general wave of insanity sweeping the Western world, so I applaud her for doing it and wish a lot more closet-cases would be the same.

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No one significant cares about this stupid crap.

If Favreau's Star Wars keeps making money, it will be fine.

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Fuck I’m so glad I don’t use Twitter.

I don’t care about Carano’s opinions, but I also don’t care if she was replaced in the show. I’m sure it wouldn’t be that difficult to find another actress who can smirk and shoot.

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Honestly, Twitter seems to have become Asshole Central.

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That's a good way to put it.

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Also pedo central.

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Agreed.

Also, the people who are complaining about Gina being fired are the same people who a couple months ago were saying she should lose weight.

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It's very simple, the twatters mass harassing Gina are not Star Wars fans and anyone inside LFL who has a problem with Gina can hand in their resignations or be fired outright. THEY are a cancer in need of removal.

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I'm confused. What exactly does "beep bop boop" mean and why is it offensive? Tried Googling it and came up with nothing.

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She was mocking the "999 Genders" cult. She made that her gender on twitter, and SJWs freaked out.

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Blah blah. Yackity schmackity.

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It's just the Twitter outrage mob, of which many I suspect are paid to do this sort of thing, not actual fans of the show.

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