Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic Seemingly on Hold, May Be ‘Absorbed’ Into The Mandalorian

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Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic is seemingly on hold, with comments from LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy suggesting that ideas for the spin-off may be ‘absorbed’ entirely into The Mandalorian.

Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic was announced just under a year ago, with many fans believing at the time that it would likely star The Mandalorian’s Cara Dune, played by Gina Carano. However, recent comments made by Kennedy in an interview with Empire Magazine (as shown in a clipout on Imgur) seemingly suggest that, at present, the show isn’t moving forward in its production schedule.

“We’d never written any scripts or anything on that,” says Kennedy in the interview before further stating that, “some of that will figure into future episodes, I’m sure, of the next iteration of Mandalorian.” While Kennedy’s comments seem to show a bleak future for Rangers of the New Republic, it’s important to note that there has not yet been any official confirmation from Disney stating that the show has been canceled.

That being said, for many Star Wars fans, Kennedy’s comments may not come as much of a surprise. Alongside the fact that both Disney and LucasFilm have been relatively quiet about the show since announcing it last year, a previous article published by Variety in May reported that the show wasn’t in active development.

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While Disney stopped short of announcing that Rangers of the New Republic would heavily feature Cara Dune, a potential role in the show for the character would have become far less likely following a fallout between Disney and Dune actor Gina Carano. Carano was let go from her contract with LucasFilm back in February following social media post by the actress that Lucasfilm called “abhorrent and unacceptable.”

While the future may not look too bright for Rangers of the New Republic, Star Wars fans can still look forward to the upcoming release of The Book of Boba Fett. The series is set to debut on Disney+ on December 29. In the meantime, make sure to check out the latest trailer for the show. And once you’ve done that you can check out everything we know that’s coming to the Star Wars Universe next year and beyond.

Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.

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