The news on everyone’s mind is the explosive lawsuit brought by actress Gina Carano and tech mogul Elon Musk against the giant Walt Disney Company and their army of lawyers. Gina Carano, a skilled mixed martial artist, is no stranger to a fight, but taking on Disney is a whole different ball game.
As more details emerge about this epic legal battle, it’s becoming clear that Carano’s fight is an even steeper uphill battle than anyone anticipated. The lawsuit, which was announced by Carano on X, is Musk-funded and has sent shockwaves through Hollywood.
Today is an important day for me–I am filing a lawsuit against @lucasfilm & @Disney
After my 20 years of building a career from scratch, and during the regime of former Disney CEO Bob Chapek, Lucasfilm made this statement on Twitter, terminating me from The Mandalorian: “Gina…
— Gina Carano 🕯 (@ginacarano) February 6, 2024
In her announcement, Carano made it clear that she is fed up with the lies and labels that Disney has stuck on her. She wants to clear her name and continue her storytelling career, which she’s worked hard to build over the last 20 years. The termination from The Mandalorian by Lucasfilm during Bob Chapek’s tenure as CEO of Disney was a blow to her career, and now she’s fighting back.
The details of the lawsuit are starting to come out, and they are jaw-dropping. Carano is seeking a court order to force Lucasfilm to recast her, at least $75,000, and even punitive damages. She wants to be rehired to play Cara Dune with no loss of pay or benefits, as well as back pay and compensation for her promised role in Rangers of the New Republic.
It’s clear that Carano isn’t just looking to clear her name and move on – she wants back in. It’s a bold move, considering that she’s also been a vocal critic of Disney’s handling of the Star Wars franchise in the past. She has called out the issues with Disney’s version of the galaxy far, far away, even taking shots at Star Wars head honcho Kathleen Kennedy.
This is a bold move that is sure to ruffle some feathers in Hollywood. Carano isn’t backing down, and neither is Elon Musk. This lawsuit is going to be a spectacle, and everyone’s eyes are going to be on this epic battle between a Hollywood powerhouse and a determined actress backed by a tech titan. It’s a legal showdown of epic proportions, and the stakes are higher than ever.