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Cal Kestis: From Jedi Knight to Live-Action Star Wars Hero

In a galaxy far, far away, a young Jedi named Cal Kestis captured the hearts of gamers in the hit video game series Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. And ...

Nancy Ing Feb 22, 2024
Cal Kestis: From Jedi Knight to Live-Action Star Wars Hero


In a galaxy far, far away, a young Jedi named Cal Kestis captured the hearts of gamers in the hit video game series Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. And now, the actor behind the digital hero, Cameron Monaghan, has expressed his desire to bring Cal to life in a live-action Star Wars project. But hold your lightsabers, folks, because Monaghan wants it to be more than just a fleeting cameo or a moment of fan service. He wants Cal to have a significant role, a purpose that continues his story.

During a panel at FanExpo Vancouver 2024, Monaghan was asked about the possibility of portraying Cal in a live-action film or TV series. In the past, he had focused on the character's journey within the realm of video games. However, this time, he seemed open to the idea of expanding Cal's horizons beyond the digital realm, but with one condition: it has to make sense.

"It would have to be right," Monaghan emphasized. "I don't want him to just kind of show up to stand around and be there. I want him to mean something and for there to be significance for the character itself. So it would have to make sense. But in the right context then, yeah, absolutely."

Ah, the joys of seeing beloved video game characters come to life on the big screen! The possibilities are as vast as the Star Wars universe itself. Just imagine Cal Kestis, the Jedi Knight with a heart of gold, navigating through stunning live-action landscapes, battling Sith Lords, and igniting our imaginations with his heroic presence. It's a dream come true for every Star Wars and gaming enthusiast.

But let's not forget the brilliant mind behind the Star Wars Jedi series, director Stig Asmussen. Even though he has bid farewell to developer Respawn Entertainment, he left us with a glimmer of hope. Asmussen had always envisioned Cal's story as a trilogy, and he expressed his desire to continue the journey in a third game.

"I always wanted to see this as a trilogy," Asmussen revealed in an interview with IGN. "How can we take Cal and the crew to new places beyond what we were doing in the first game? We had a pretty decent idea of the timeframe where we wanted Jedi: Survivor to take place, what the stakes were going to be, what the tone of the game was going to be, what Cal was going to be up against, and how the crew was going to factor into that. And there's ideas of what we could do beyond that as well."

Oh, the possibilities of a grand trilogy! The chance to witness Cal's evolution from a young Padawan to a seasoned Jedi, facing unimaginable challenges and discovering the true extent of his powers. It's a saga that would captivate audiences and solidify Cal Kestis as a beloved Star Wars character for generations to come.

As we eagerly await news of the third game in the Star Wars Jedi series, we can't help but imagine the potential of seeing Cal Kestis grace our screens in a live-action production. The cinematography, the special effects, and the incredible performances that would bring this unforgettable character to life. It's a dream that we hope will become a reality.

So, may the Force be with Cameron Monaghan, Stig Asmussen, and all the talented individuals who have brought Cal Kestis to life. May their collective vision of a live-action Star Wars adventure come to fruition, and may Cal's legacy continue to inspire Jedi hopefuls and gamers around the world. The galaxy is waiting, and Cal Kestis is ready to take his place among the stars.