Gina Carano will develop film with The Daily Wire after Disney firing

Gina Carano strikes back: Fired Mandalorian star announces new movie project with Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire saying, ‘They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them’

  • Gina Carano will produce and star in film as part of collaboration with Daily Wire
  • Daily Wire is right-leaning news site founded by commentator Ben Shapiro 
  • Disney on Wednesday announced it had fired Carano, a conservative actress 
  • She compared the U.S. political climate to the murder of Jews in Nazi Germany
  • It emerged Thursday her co-star Pascal had in 2018 shared an image of Germany 1944 and what he said was America 2018. He wrote: ‘#ThisisAmerica’
  • Cancel Disney+ began to trend on Twitter shortly after Carano’s firing
  • Many said her firing showed Disney’s hypocrisy dealing with conservative stars
  • Others pointed out Disney re-hired James Gunn after the director posted offensive jokes about sensitive topics including pedophilia and rape 
  • Donald Trump Jr. said: ‘So does @Disney discriminate against women for doing what their male actors do or is is only discrimination against conservatives?’

Gina Carano will star in a film project that she is producing alongside The Daily Wire in the wake of her firing by Disney from her role in the Star Wars series The Mandalorian for comparing the political climate to the Nazi era.

Carano, the actress and former mixed martial arts fighter, on Friday confirmed her collaboration with The Daily Wire, the right-leaning news and opinion website founded by conservative commentator Ben Shapiro.

‘The Daily Wire is helping make one of my dreams – to develop and produce my own film – come true,’ Carano told Deadline, which initially broke the news.

‘I cried out and my prayer was answered. I am sending out a direct message of hope to everyone living in fear of cancellation by the totalitarian mob.

‘I have only just begun using my voice which is now freer than ever before, and I hope it inspires others to do the same.

‘They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them.’

Gina Carano will star in a film project that she is producing alongside The Daily Wire in the wake of her firing by Disney from her role in the Star Wars series The Mandalorian for comparing the political climate to the Nazi era


Carano on Friday confirmed her collaboration with The Daily Wire, the right-leaning news and opinion website founded by conservative commentator Ben Shapiro (left). 

Carano was fired by Disney after she posted an Instagram story in which she likened the experience of Jews during the Holocaust to the current U.S. political climate. Lucasfilm called the post ‘abhorrent and unacceptable’

Later in the day on Friday, Carano tweeted: ‘This is just the beginning.. welcome to the rebellion.’ The tweet was in response to a post by Shapiro touting the newly announced partnership.

Shapiro told his web publication: ‘We could not be more excited to be working with Gina Carano, an incredible talent dumped by Disney and Lucasfilm for offending the authoritarian Hollywood Left.

‘This is what Daily Wire exists to do: provide an alternative not just for consumers, but for creators who refuse to bow to the mob.

‘We’re eager to bring Gina’s talent to Americans who love her, and we’re just as eager to show Hollywood that if they want to keep cancelling those who think differently, they’ll just be helping us build the X-wing to take down their Death Star.’

After the announcement, Shapiro posted a tweet with the hashtag #GinaCaranoIsUncancelled. 

Later in the day on Friday, Carano tweeted: ‘This is just the beginning.. welcome to the rebellion.’ The tweet was in response to a post by Shapiro touting the newly announced partnership

Shapiro’s web publication also trolled Disney and its Star Wars franchise by posting a meme featuring Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi. 

Shapiro teased the announcement earlier in the day on Friday. ‘We are delaying the live-start of “The Ben Shapiro Show” for just a bit…because we have a HUGE announcement to make,’ he wrote. 

So far, no details have been announced about the exact nature of the project.

The film will be produced alongside Dallas Sonnier and his company, Bonfire Legend. 

The Daily Wire, a Nashville, Tennessee-based media company, has been working to expand its reach by foraying into the entertainment space.

‘We’re going to be bringing out movies – edgy, entertaining, awesome movies that won’t mock your values,’ Shapiro wrote recently in explaining his company’s strategy. 

‘We’re going to be producing TV shows – comedies and dramas that take you seriously, and that don’t take advantage of your viewership to promote Leftist causes.’ 

This past January, the company and Bonfire Legend teamed up to release its first full-length feature film, Run Hide Fight, which tells the story of a high school senior who confronts her armed classmates as they perpetrate a mass shooting. 

Calls to boycott Disney grew after the company fired Carano for a social media post that likened the murder of Jews during the Holocaust to the current US political climate. 

After the announcement, Shapiro posted a tweet with the hashtag #GinaCaranoIsUncancelled

Shapiro’s web publication also trolled Disney and its Star Wars franchise by posting a meme featuring Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi

Shapiro teased the announcement earlier in the day on Friday. ‘We are delaying the live-start of “The Ben Shapiro Show” for just a bit…because we have a HUGE announcement to make,’ he wrote

The conservative actress and former MMA fighter fell under heavy criticism after she posted on Instagram Stories that ‘Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…. even by children.’

The post continued: ‘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?’ 

A spokesperson for Lucasfilm said in a statement on Wednesday that Carano is not currently employed by the production company with ‘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,’ the statement read.

Talent agency UTA has also dropped Carano as a client following the controversy, according to Variety. 

Disney on Thursday was accused of double standards over Carano’s firing after it emerged Mandalorian co-star Pedro Pascal compared ICE administration centers to Nazi concentration camps. 

But it has since emerged that in 2018 actor Pascal shared an image of Germany 1944 and what he said was America 2018. He wrote: ‘#ThisisAmerica.’

Cancel Disney+ began to trend on Twitter shortly after Carano’s firing with many pointing to Pascal’s comments as evidence of the company’s hypocrisy when dealing with conservative stars. 

Donald Trump Jr. shared the actor’s post, writing: ‘Same Movie as @ginacarano, same analogy, though the pic has the wrong date… I’m told it was 2010 under Obama/Biden.

‘So does @Disney discriminate against women for doing what their male actors do or is is only discrimination against conservatives?’ 

Blogger Matt Walsh added: ‘Not only did Pedro Pascal, an actor on The Mandalorian, compare the United States and Nazi Germany, but he did so with a photo of “America in 2018” that is not actually from 2018 and also not actually from America. 

‘He still has his job.’ 

Right-wing commentator Jack Posobiec said: ‘Stop giving money to people who hate you.’ He added: ‘Disney re-hired James Gunn but fired Gina Carano tells you everything.’

Gunn – a vocal critic of Donald Trump – had been fired in 2018 after offensive jokes about sensitive topics including pedophilia, rape, the 9/11 terror attack and the Holocaust surfaced.  He was rehired in 2019.   

Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano pictured together in 2019; Disney has been accused of double standards following the firing of Gina Carano after it emerged Mandalorian co-star Pedro Pascal compared ICE administration centers to Nazi concentration camps

In 2018 Pascal shared these two images. He wrote: ‘#ThisisAmerica’

Others said that they would cancel their membership to Disney+ with the topic trending on Twitter. 

The Rubin Report host Dave Rubin said: ‘Disney has cancelled @ginacarano, so I’m cancelling my @disneyplus. We need to stop giving these people our money and we must build new franchises.’ 

Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway wrote: ‘We canceled our @Disney subscription tonight.’   

‘Gina Carano’s post made the point that mass violence starts with hatred for your neighbor. This is not only uncontroversially true but also one perspective of the commandment to love your neighbor,’ tweeted Daily Caller associated editor Katrina Haydon. ‘That idea is not a call to empty niceness. It’s how you prevent suffering.’ 

‘Gina Carano was fired for being conservative,’ wrote conservative activist and Parkland shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv. 

Another Twitter user, John Kelly, added: ‘C’mon #Disney. Don’t hold to a double standard. Either fire Pedro Pascal or rehire Gina Carano.’ 

Jason Presti shared Pascal’s tweet, adding: ‘The Hypocrisy of Disney/Lucasfilm & Cancel Culture! Pedro Pascal wasn’t cancelled or fired for this.’   

Cancel Disney+ began to trend on Twitter shortly after Carano’s firing with many pointing to Pascal’s comments as evidence of the company’s hypocrisy when dealing with conservative stars


Gina Carano is Cara Dune, Pedro Pascal is the Mandalorian and Carl Weathers is Greef Karga

Before news of her termination was announced, Carano posted a picture to her Instagram story that included the phrase ‘Jeff Epstein didn’t kill himself’

Carano is seen with cast of The Mandalorian at the show’s 2019 premiere 

Carano, who played the recurring character Cara Dune on the ‘Star Wars’ series, deleted the post but it was widely shared online and spurred the #FireGinaCarano hashtag to trend.  

Her character appeared in several episodes of the second season of ‘The Mandalorian,’ a series about a bounty hunter and his quest to unite a powerful, young user of the Force with a Jedi Knight.

Dune, who in the second season is a lawperson on a frontier planet, frequently teams up with the title character to fight an old nemesis: remnants of the evil Galactic Empire.

Carano, a former mixed martial artist whose Dune character used a mix of heavy weapons and her fists to best opponents, had been criticized online for social media posts. 

In some, she mocked mask wearing during the pandemic and promoted claims of voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election. 

On Wednesday- before news of her termination was announced – Carano posted a picture to her Instagram story that included the phrase ‘Jeff Epstein didn’t kill himself’ – a reference to conspiracy theories that the pedophile billionaire was murdered.  

‘I bring out the fire in people:’ Gina Carano’s controversial comments on social media   

Actress Gina Carano has never been shy of expressing her opinions on social media.

Late last year she shared anti-mask tweets, posts in support of Trump’s claims about voter fraud and was accused of ‘mocking trans people’.

Responding to the criticism she said: I bring the fire out in people. I’m not sure why.’ 

These were the latest tweets that sparked attention. In August 2020, she was criticized for blocking accounts supporting Black Lives Matter protests on Twitter. She called her critics “cowards and bullies” but denied accusations of racism.  

Carano has mocked the use of preferred gender pronouns, listing ‘beep/bop/boop’ in her social media bio after some expressed outrage that she did not list any pronouns. The move prompted accusations of transphobia. 

She later deleted the terms, saying fellow Mandalorian actor Pedro Pascal ‘helped [her] understand’ the meaning behind preferred pronouns. 

Carano likened the murder of Jews during the Holocaust to the current U.S. political climate in February.  

On Wednesday- before news of her termination was announced – Carano posted a picture to her Instagram story that included the phrase ‘Jeff Epstein didn’t kill himself’ – a reference to conspiracy theories that the pedophile billionaire was murdered. 

She also mocked the use of gender pronouns, listing ‘beep/bop/boop’ in her social media bio after some expressed outrage that she did not list any pronouns in her bio.

Last month, Carano opened up about facing backlash from the Star Wars community over her conservative and anti-mask tweets amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The actress spoke with YouTuber Drunk 3PO in a candid interview about her controversial social media presence.

‘People need to be OK with having conversations,’ she told the host. ‘With having difficult conversations, with having different opinions. What’s wrong with having a different opinion?’

She continued: ‘Why does everybody have to straight go to demoralizing because maybe they just didn’t think the way you did?’ 

The actress also noted that she is not deterred by critics and stays vocal to prevent them from controlling Twitter and other social media platforms. 

‘My whole perspective on this is, I’ve seen people get bullied off of Twitter on both sides,’ the former MMA fighter explained. 

‘I don’t like bullying, and If I don’t stay present, which I don’t even necessarily want to stay present that often, I want to make art, art is my passion, but if I don’t stay present then other people win.’ 

She continued: ‘Other people win in bullying people off of platforms and there needs to be a more balanced platform.’  

Insisting she won’t be silenced, the Texas-born performer pointed out that ‘a lot of people are not bothered by’ her presence on Twitter and she chooses to focus on her fans. 

‘I bring the fire out in people. I’m not sure why,’ she said just weeks after sharing a snarky meme of two people putting face masks over their eyes like blindfolds. 

Fallout from Carano’s firing was swift online, and the terms ‘Gina Carano’ and ‘Nazi Germany’ began trending on Twitter on Wednesday night as a result of her post.

While those who had called for her firing cheered Lucasfilm’s move, conservatives rallied to support Carano and even claimed that her firing was evidence of her premise. 

Some celebrated Lucasfilm’s move to disavow Carano, saying the was the fate she deserved.

‘Turns out that when you publicly support and encourage authoritarianism and fascism, you reflect poorly on your employer and they want nothing to do with you,’ one person tweeted.

‘Watching Republican after Republican just lose everything because of how s***y of a person they are is my favorite past time,’ another wrote. 

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