We had barely heard of Rangers of the New Republic since its announcement last year at Disney’s Investor Day briefing. Her future looked even bleaker as a result of Lucasfilm’s Parting Roads with Cara Dune actress Gina Carano for a litany of offensive statements on social media. Now we know once and for all there will be no going to the New Republic.
The final highlight of the spinoff series, which reportedly revolved around Dune potentially joining the New Republic after leaving the Rebel Alliance before it disbanded into the New Entity in events before we met her in The Mandalorian– comes from Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, who commented on Empire Magazine (via IgNOT). In fact, Kennedy notes that Lucasfilm, despite the series’ announcements, had virtually nothing on the series, and this was it will probably be used in the future in The Mandalorian instead of. âWe never wrote any scripts or anything about it,â Kennedy told Empire. “Ssome of that will feature in future episodes I’m sure of the next iteration of Mandalorian.“
This is not a surprise, because we had already heard that Rangers was put on hold while Lucasfilm reshuffled its plans following Carano “no longer employed” by the studio. And as Lucasfilm has proven with Star wars lately he’s been quite comfortable reshuffling his plans over and over again, putting aside a few ideas and give it back for the future. But it’s still kinda sucks that we weren’t going to get something that will explore this still relatively virgin period new Star wars chronology. Much of Lucasfilm’s current expansion Star wars has been in the shadow of the original prequel and trilogies, filling in the gaps in and around them, or going way back before them with initiatives like The High Republic. The 30 years between Return of the Jedi and the force awakens have rarely been touched thanks to the secrecy that surrounded the sequel trilogy when it unfolded, and even now with its conclusion, there are few projects ready to tackle what happened around that time or so. who will come after The Rise of Skywalker.
Rangers of the New Republic could have been a chance to explore the dawning days of the Rebel Alliance in the power it fought so hard for through the original Star wars movies, another chance to add texture to this period of time for the galaxy far, far away with no lightsaber or force power required. Hopefully something, everything will follow in its wake, even if between Ahsoka and Boba Fett’s book, as good as Mandalorianfrom the third season we have enough Disney + Star wars show as is – to explore these ideas. And hopefully Lucasfilm does a better job of checking out who they could create such a spinoff next time around.
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