Cameron Monaghan on Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and live-action

Cameron Monaghan, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order found Cameron Monaghan playing Cal Kestis, a former Jedi Padawan who becomes a target of the Empire and finds himself hunted by the Imperial Inquisitorius while attempting to complete his training, reconcile with his troubled past, and rebuild the fallen Jedi Order. The game was a major success, and a sequel was officially announced. A new game-play trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was released during the Game Awards on Thursday, and Cameron Monaghan spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the upcoming sequel and whether or not he might make the leap to the live-action Star Wars universe.

Cameron Monaghan told EW that there were plans for a Star Wars Jedi sequel right after they finished the first game. “We always had aspirations to do more,” Monaghan said. “So after we finished the first, I had talked to a few people in the ensuing months. We had a wrap party and talked a little bit — like, “What would we want to do if we did a second one?” It was all just dependent on what the reaction of it was and how we did. But it felt like everyone was already prepping from the start with hopes that we would be able to do more. We’ve also had a lot of wonderful people join the team on the second [game], from a cast perspective but also on the behind-the-scenes front. Everything has been built upon the foundation of the first, and I would say is an overall improvement.” Monaghan is a big Star Wars fan, so getting to be a part of the franchise means a great deal to him.

It’s amazing. I grew up loving Star Wars as a kid. I mean, I guess everybody did, right? You would go to the movie theaters and talk with friends: “What do you think they’re gonna do next week? Where do you think they’re gonna go?” There were always new, exciting facets of this universe being introduced, and now we’re getting to see that explored through many forms of media. There’s some really cool stuff being done on Disney+, and it’s not only one of the coolest things happening in Star Wars, but one of the coolest things happening in television at the moment.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order introduced several elements that would come into play in the live-action series, notably Fortress Inquisitorius, which showed up in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Given that the in-game character model of Cal Kestis looks identical to Cameron Monaghan, there have been rumours that the actor could play the role in live-action as well. “I love this character. They’re starting to explore him through other mediums — we have a novel coming up,” Monaghan said. “It’s been really amazing doing it within the video game space because I think games are vastly under-explored and underutilized, and are only really getting their due in this moment — people are looking at games and seeing they’re incredible and moving and significant. So my priority right now is to make sure we have a satisfying arc within the games. What happens or where Star Wars wants to go from there is anybody’s guess, but I can say I love Cal and it’s been a joy finding him over the past few years. So we’ll see.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will be released on PC, PS5, and XBox SeriesX/S on March 17, 2023.

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