Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy breaks silence on Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic, saying that scripts had been by no means even written.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy confirms that the Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic sequence by no means even had any scripts written. Announced in December of 2020, Rangers of the New Republic was to function a derivative of The Mandalorian, with many assuming it could comply with the adventures of Cara Dune (Gina Carano). According to Kennedy, the sequence can be govt produced by Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau and would ultimately converge and culminate with a big crossover between The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and Ahsoka.
Only a number of months after the sequence was introduced, nevertheless, Gina Carano was let go from her contract with Lucasfilm for her controversial social media posts evaluating the political scenario within the U.S. to that of Nazi Germany. It was additionally confirmed that Carano was not featured in any forthcoming Disney tasks, and the character of Dune would not be recast. Since Carano’s firing, Lucasfilm has been radio silent on the standing of Rangers of the New Republic, with the one official phrase coming in May, claiming that the present was not in lively growth.
In a brand new interview with Empire (as per ComicBook), Kennedy lastly addressed the standing of Rangers of the New Republic and seemingly confirmed the present is properly and really lifeless within the water. Of the sequence, Kennedy says, fairly merely:
“We’d never written any scripts or anything on that.”
While it was introduced in May that the sequence was not in lively growth, it might have nonetheless been on the backburner and one thing that Lucasfilm and Disney had been planning to revisit. Now, with Kennedy’s feedback, Rangers of the New Republic is nearly actually canceled. Scripts for sequence in growth undergo many rounds of notes lengthy earlier than the exhibits ever go to digital camera; scripts for the Obi-Wan series had been being reworked for months earlier than the present truly started manufacturing. This means the timeline of the deliberate end result of The Mandalorian, Ahsoka, and Boba Fett would undoubtedly be thrown off even when Rangers of the New Republic scripts began being labored on instantly.
Although there was by no means any official phrase that Carano’s Dune was to be the central character in Rangers of the New Republic, the timeline by way of her firing and the brand new revelation that scripts for the present had been by no means accomplished lends additional credence to the notion that Carano is without doubt one of the principal causes the present was canceled. It’s fully attainable that there have been different elements that led to work on the sequence hitting a wall, however contemplating The Mandalorian, Boba Fett, and Ahsoka at the moment are all confirmed to be in numerous levels of growth, it actually appears possible that Carano is the main reason. Regardless of why Rangers of the New Republic is not shifting ahead although, followers will nonetheless have loads of Star Wars content material to devour within the months forward with The Book of Boba Fett scheduled to premiere December twenty ninth.
Source: Empire (by way of ComicBook)
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