Indicating no signs of slowing down, Disney and Lucasfilm continue to develop new Star Wars content such as movies and shows for the canon that current and upcoming generations of the vast Star Wars audience can appreciate.
With the franchise concentrating on films and shows, they shift their engagement toward the gaming side of Star Wars. A new rumor from Kristian Harloff suggests that Cameron Monaghan might reprise his character, Cal Kestis from Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, in the new upcoming sequel Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.
According to Harloff, Monaghan already signed the papers that would bring his character into the live-action world, but no further details were provided otherwise by Disney and Lucasfilm.
Introduced in Fallen Order, Cal Kestis is a Jedi Padawan who becomes a target of the Galactic Empire. Imperial Inquisitorius hunts Kestis and his droid, BD-1, throughout the galaxy as he attempts to complete his training and rebuild the Jedi Order while keeping himself and others safe from harm. This digital game was the fastest-selling game in the Star Wars franchise, and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is set to launch in 2023.
Fans and viewers from the video and on social media hope that the rumors deem true for multiple reasons:
- Cal Kestis was designed to look like Cameron Monaghan: He acted using performance capture for the game, which automatically ties the digital and live-action worlds together.
- TImelines: Regarding timelines, the live-action would link closely to Obi-Wan’s timeline and the “dark age” between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Perhaps Obi-Wan and Kestis could meet in the show and interact with one another!
- Storytelling: It would be compelling to see the journey of a Jedi where the audience does not know their outcome. Because of the rousing reviews from the game, the viewers are curious and anxious to see the franchise shift their focus to another Jedi – not tied to a Skywalker. This would be an opportunity for Star Wars to create a different direction with the Jedi and its survival during the Empire’s reign.
These claims are still considered rumors, so be on the lookout for any official news from Disney and Lucasfilm. May the Force be with Cameron Monaghan!