While this has not been confirmed by Disney at this point, it appears that The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau is protecting polarizing star Gina Carano. It wouldn’t be highly shocking to hear that there are some at Lucasfilm who do not agree with Gina Carano’s political and social beliefs.
Pirates and Princess reportedly has insider knowledge that Jon Favreau, unlike the rest of Lucasfilm, is not publically political, nor does he care about what others stand for — including Gina Carano’s controversial right-wing beliefs. Author WDW Pro writes, “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 article makes the argument that it is not Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm, who controls the narrative for The Mandalorian, but rather Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. Whether or not Favreau and Filoni truly have the ability to override Kennedy regarding Mandalorian character’s development is not for certain, but if these reports are indeed fact, Carano’s beliefs would never pose a threat to her role as Cara Dune in the Star Wars series.
Via Inside the Magic