Favreau Faces Backlash Against Gina Carano and Luke Skywalker
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.
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