Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order star Cameron Monaghan to join streaming Star Wars?
I like this one, padawans.
Seriously. Star Wars rumors come and go (and mostly go phffft). But sometimes you find one you just gotta root for, truth-wise. So, “Rah, flippin’ rah!”
Firstly, we all know Cal Kestis will return, for sure, in the upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Survivor video game; a sequel to the amazing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
However, whispers say that the very popular wayward Jedi, played and mo-capped by Cameron Monaghan, will appear on Disney+. A well known source to a well known Star Wars pundit in Hollywood started the rumblings. So, it’s enough for this East Coast hermit to listen to, at least.
As aggregated on Star Wars News Net, Kristian Harloff said:
“Rumor, rumor, rumor… Have to say that – not confirmed! Got this from someone I’ve trusted in the past, tells me this is a thing… The rumor is that [the actor Cameron Monaghan has] actually signed on to play the character from Jedi: Fallen Order in a live-action series for Disney Plus. There’s no production dates set, but my source tells me that this is happening.”Kristian Harloff
It Just Makes Sense
Star Wars News Net’s Grant Davis added, “If this rumor is true, the move makes a lot of sense, considering Cal Kestis was designed to look like its actor Cameron Monaghan, who acted using performance capture for the game.
“The upcoming sequel, Survivor, is said to be set around the time of Obi-Wan Kenobi,” continued Davis. “Above all else, a show would allow Lucasfilm to explore more of the “dark times” between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope in live-action and flesh out the history of the franchise.”
“And Monaghan is a fairly big name in the acting world,” wrote Klein Felt. “His work on Gotham and Shameless has given the actor a level of name recognition that would justify a lead role in a solo Star Wars project.”
Moreover, it just makes sense, no?
What better way to bridge the gap between fans of the game and the series and films? After all, there’s probably a whole bunch of folks out there whose first foray into Star Wars came via controlling Cal Kestis.
Finally, we’ll be watching this develop “with great interest.” So, keep it here.
In the meantime, check out the Star Wars Jedi: Survivor teaser: