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Star Wars: Hunters gets a June launch date for mobile and Nintendo Switch

Star Wars: Hunters gets a June launch date for mobile and Nintendo Switch

The launch date for Star Wars: Hunters, a 4v4 arena shooter for mobile platforms, has finally been announced after much anticipation. Lucasfilm Games and Zynga confirmed that the new game will be available June 4 on Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS. The game is styled as a third-person, player-versus-player “hero shooter” similar to Overwatch. Participants select their Star Wars personas from a diverse roster, featuring characters like Grozz the Wookie, Rieve the Dark Side Assassin, or J-3DI, a droid convinced of their Jedi identity, and fight it out on on the rocky terrain of the Outer Rim world Vespaara.  Players will find other familiar locations in the game, including the Ewok Village on the forest moon of Endor; Tatooine’s Mos Espa Podrace and Dune Sea Outpost; the Imperial stronghold of Vandor Railyard, and, of course, The Death Star. Star Wars: Hunters was first revealed in early 2021 through a teaser trailer, hinting at a full release later that year. Since then, there have been multiple closed beta tests and restricted access in specific regions. It …

Gina Carano questions Disney’s lack of response to Pedro Pascal’s social media posts on trans rights

Gina Carano questions Disney’s lack of response to Pedro Pascal’s social media posts on trans rights

Fired Mandalorian actor Gina Carano has questioned posts shared by her former co-star Pedro Pascal in a new lawsuit against Disney and Lucasfilm. The actor, 41, is suing the studios for discrimination and wrongful termination after the former MMA fighter was dropped from the Star Wars spin-off in February 2021 after sharing a social media post in which she appeared to compare the Republican experience in the US to that of Jewish people during the Holocaust. On Tuesday (6 February), Carano, who played special forces warrior character Cara Dune, filed a lawsuit against her firing, citing the damaging of her reputation and discrimination based on her gender. In a section titled “Social Media Posts from Carano’s Co-Stars”, the lawsuit at one stage questioned Disney and Lucasfilm’s lack of response to posts shared on X/Twitter by her former co-star Pascal, with whom she previously claimed to reach an agreement with over their opposing beliefs. The lawsuit reads: “Carano respects the rights of her co-stars to express their views on social media, even if they differ from …

Gina Carano sues Disney and LucasFilm over Mandalorian firing – in lawsuit backed by Elon Musk | Ents & Arts News

Gina Carano sues Disney and LucasFilm over Mandalorian firing – in lawsuit backed by Elon Musk | Ents & Arts News

Actress Gina Carano is suing Disney and LucasFilm for wrongful termination and discrimination, claiming she was dropped from The Mandalorian for expressing her “personal political opinions”. Carano was fired in February 2021 over political opinions she expressed on social media, the lawsuit said, after starring in two series of Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian as Rebel ranger Cara Dune. The 41-year-old had referenced the Nazis’ treatment of Jewish people while discussing political differences in the US at the time. Production company LucasFilm then released a statement suggesting her “social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable”. Image: Carano starred as Cara Dune in the series. Pic: Lucasfilm/Disney/Kobal/Shutterstock The actress’s complaint, filed at the Californian District Court on Tuesday, is financially supported by X Corp, the Elon Musk-owned social media platform. She is seeking at least $75,000 (about £59,000) in compensatory damages and a trial by jury. In the court documents, it is claimed that Disney and LucasFilm “targeted, harassed, publicly humiliated, defamed, and went to great …

Gina Carano sues Disney and Lucasfilm over The Mandalorian firing in lawsuit financed by Elon Musk

Gina Carano sues Disney and Lucasfilm over The Mandalorian firing in lawsuit financed by Elon Musk

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Gina Carano is suing Disney and Lucasfilm for discrimination and wrongful termination with the help of Elon Musk and X. The 41-year-old actor and former MMA fighter was fired from the Disney+ Star Wars spin-off series The Mandalorian in February 2021 after she shared a social media post comparing the Republican experience in the US to that of Jewish people during the Holocaust. Carano played the special forces warrior character Cara Dune opposite Pedro Pascal’s titular Mandalorian. On Tuesday (6 February), Carano filed a complaint in California federal court accusing the entertainment companies of damaging her reputation and discriminating based on her gender. The Independent has contacted Disney and Lucasfilm for comment. “A short time ago in a galaxy not so far away, Defendants made it clear that only one orthodoxy in thought, speech, or action was acceptable in their empire, and that those who dared to question …

Gina Carano Files Lawsuit With Elon Musk’s Help Against Disney and Lucasfilm Over ‘The Mandalorian’ Firing

Gina Carano Files Lawsuit With Elon Musk’s Help Against Disney and Lucasfilm Over ‘The Mandalorian’ Firing

Gina Carano has filed a lawsuit against Disney and Lucasfilm over her firing from The Mandalorian, and she’s being backed by X CEO Elon Musk. According to court documents obtained by ET, Carano claims she was targeted, harassed, publicly humiliated, defamed and ultimately fired from her role in the Star Wars TV series because she made political statements on X that “did not align with what they believed was an acceptable viewpoint.” Carano went on to claim that she was discriminated because Disney and Lucasfilm targeted her differently from her male co-stars “who also made public, political statements on social media.” She claims those male co-stars were “not disciplined, let alone terminated.” Carano, who played Cara Dune, was fired in February 2021. She was later dropped by her talent agency, UTA. Specifically, Carano brought up her former co-star, Pedro Pascal, whom she claimed took to Instagram on Aug. 16, 2017 and compared then-President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. For that and other alleged instances, Carano claims Disney and Lucasfilm “did not comment on, let alone condemn Pascal’s …