Some Star Wars Jedi: Survivor fans are once again pushing for a live-action Cal Kestis series, but while actor Cameron Monaghan is a perfect fit, not everyone is convinced that the character needs to make the jump.
Since it was revealed that Jedi: Survivor and the Obi-Wan Kenobi series would occupy a similar point on the Star Wars timeline, discussions as to whether Cal might appear have been circling. While that was never even teased, there's definitely a lot of potential to expand Cal's story now that there are two full games and the Battle Scars novel all focusing on the character.
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Luckily, for the Disney casting team, if they were to ever make a live-action series centered on the Star Wars Jedi: Survivor character, they've already got someone that looks exactly like him. Actor Cameron Monaghan provided both the likeness and performance of Cal in both Jedi Survivor and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, so it would be hard to see how anyone else could take up the mantle if a live-action series was ever really on the cards.
There are, however, some players that want to keep Cal's story in games: "I think the games should be able to stand alone story wise so I wouldn't want a movie that leads directly into the next game," one Reddit user explains. "It would be f****** sick if he just shows up as a side character in like ep2 or 3 of a show," another suggested. With all the upcoming Star Wars movies and TV shows on the way - this could very well be a possibility.
If you did want a taste of what a live-action Cal would be like, EA actually released a promotional trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor just before its release which starred Monaghan alongside Luke Skywalker aka Mark Hamill. In the video, Hamill is training Monaghan just like how Yoda trained Luke on Dagobah - except this time it's in a mocap studio with prop lightsabers.
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