Following on from calls for a Cal Kestis Disney+ series, fan artist Jason Benullo Design imagines the Star War Fallen Order character’s series poster.
A new piece of Star Wars fan art imagines Cameron Monaghan’s Cal Kestis from Jedi: Fallen Order getting his own live-action Disney+ series. Released in 2019, Fallen Order is a single-player action game set in the Star Wars universe developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. Set five years after the events of Order 66the game centers on the character of Cal Kestis, a former Jedi Padawan who survived the initial Jedi purge and had his motion-capture performance recorded by Shameless and Gotham’s Monaghan. A sequel to the game, Jedi: Survivor is also currently in development.
Whispers of Monaghan’s Cal Kestis possibly making his way into the live-action Star Wars universe have been making the rounds almost as soon as the original game hit shelves. They were intensified earlier this year when a BD unit, similar to Kestis’ droid BD-1 in the game, made its own live-action debut in The Book of Boba Fett. With the recent release of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, which featured many similar live-action elements from the game including the appearance of Fortress Inquisitoriuscalls for his move across from the gaming world into live-action canon have only been heightened. Unsubstantiated rumors of Monaghan getting his own streaming show on Disney+ have also spread like wildfire throughout the fandom of late.
Recently, fan artist Jason Benullo Design has taken to Instagram to share his own vision for what a teaser poster for a Cal Kestis series could possibly look like. Featuring Monaghan in his costume from Fallen Order, the fan poster also includes the droid BD-1 and a Jedi Holocron. Check out the original post below:
While Lucasfilm has clearly been laying the groundwork to introduce elements from the Fallen Order game into live-action canon, whether or not Monaghan’s character will get the opportunity to appear in his own show remains to be seen. Though fans of the game are intimately familiar with the character and what he has to potentially offer the wider Star Wars universe, there are also many more fans of the films and shows who have not yet had an opportunity to be introduced to Cal Kestis. Any attempt to develop a show centered on his character will need to appeal to a much broader audience than just the fans of the game.
Perhaps one of the biggest risks in developing a Cal Kestis series lies in the danger of re-treading already familiar ground. The time period between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope has been well covered by multiple films and series so far, including Rogue One, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: Rebels, The Bad Batch, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the upcoming Andor series. A Cal Kestis series would most likely fall within the same timeframe and risk oversaturating the era within Star Wars canon. Much as director Taika Waititi has recently intimated, in order “for the Star Wars universe to expand, it has to expand”. Regardless, fans of the game will likely still be keeping their fingers crossed for more potential news of a Fallen Order series.
Source: Jason Benullo Design
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