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Curtain Cal? Kestis to Appear on Disney+

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.

Cal Kestis in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Image: Lucasfilm.

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.

Harloff’s Hype

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.”

The Direct also gave credence to the idea, at least.

Screen cap, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen order. Image: Lucasfilm.

“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:

About Post Author

A graduate of Boston U. and Northeastern University, John Bishop, became the beat reporter for BostonBruins.com before the Boston Bruins 2006-07 NHL hockey season. While with the Black & Gold, “^BISH” traveled North America and Europe to cover the team's every move via laptop, blog, and smartphone. The co-author of two books, "Bygone Boston" and "Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins," John also covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the Bs 2011 Stanley Cup championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. He lives with his wife Andrea, and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke, in central Massachusetts.

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