Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order might not have been the perfect Star Wars game, but it was the start of something great and undoubtedly one of the best Star Wars games in years. But, more popular than the game itself is its protagonist – the young Jedi Cal Kestis, one of the survivors of Order 66. Now, with Obi-Wan Kenobi exploring roughly the same timeline as Fallen Order, could a crossover be possible? In this article, we are going to tell you whether you can expect to see Cal Kestis in the Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries.
As far as it is known at this moment, Cal Kestis could be making an appearance in Obi-Wan Kenobi. Nothing has been officially confirmed, but a crossover between the game and the miniseries has been heavily hinted at, and since both of them are set in the same period, the possibility is quite real. This would connect the popular game to the official store, which would be a good marketing move going forward.
In this article, we are going to reveal all the details about the possible crossover between Fallen Order and Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re going to find out all the official news and the rumors surrounding Cal Kestis’ possible appearance in the Disney+ miniseries starring Ewan McGregor. We are, of course, going to update this article if more information comes to light.
Is Cal Kestis going to appear in Obi-Wan Kenobi?
The Obi-Wan Kenobi series is set in the period after The Revenge of the Sith, after Order 66, which some Jedi have survived. And while it is going to focus on Obi-Wan Kenobi, a young Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader, the series is going to expand the lore and also introduce the infamous Inquisitors of the Galactic Empire, who were, as you know, tasked with hunting down the surviving Jedi.
Having played Fallen Order, we know that the game is set in the same period, as it follows Cal Kestis on his adventures as a survivor of Order 66 and a target of the Inquisitors. So, does that mean that we might see Cal Kestis in the Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries? Is it a possibility? Let us see.
Actor Rupert Friend, who portrays the Grand Inquisitor in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, mentioned how much he loves how the “Star Wars universe [has been doing] that crossover thing” and went on to give the specific example of “crossing over into a movie or back into a game”, referring specifically to Fallen Order, where the Grand Inquisitor is featured as an unseen character:
“Well, it’s a really good point because one of the things I’m loving about seeing the Star Wars universe unfold and expand is that crossover thing. It’s seeing characters who are in a limited world, are crossing over into a movie or back into a game, even. And I think that the characters are so thoroughly created and so exciting to watch that the world lends itself to that sort of crossover.
Friend continued the interview by saying how he’d “be completely open to [continuing his portrayal of The Grand Inquisitor]:”
“So I would be completely open to it. I loved playing the part and would love to see what happened if he were to interact. Or, if you read his kind of timeline, there are some really fascinating things where he is turned into a hologram, and he decides to jump to his own death because he says that there’s some things that are worse than death, referencing Vader’s punishment. And obviously, our period doesn’t cover that. So if they decide to explore that, I would think that would be pretty thrilling.”
But, Friend is not the only person to have discussed this possibility. Namely, Obi-Wan Kenobi himself, Ewan McGregor, told us how, during the process of figuring out the show, they had to “coordinate with each other” to make sure canon never contradicted, as they “[couldn’t] have a character in our story that doesn’t exist in that timeline in the videogame:”
“The amazing thing about Star Wars now is that the universe has sort of grown. When I made the first three films, we only had three other movies to sort of tell us what the world is. Now there’s TV shows, movies, computer games, comics, cartoons, novels, graphic novels… there’s no end of storytelling going on in Star Wars. And it all has to coordinate with each other, so we can’t have a character in our story that doesn’t exist in that timeline in the videogame. That was part of our process in finding the story to tell, and I think that we found one that will very much satisfy the fans.”
So, what does all of this mean? Not much, at least not officially. Namely, Disney has neither confirmed nor denied the possibility of Obi-Wan Kenobi crossing over with Fallen Order, but there is definitely room for that to happen. The timeline is absolutely correct, and the story is also connected via the Inquisitors, and also Darth Vader, who is, as we know, going to appear in the miniseries.
The ending of Fallen Order gives Cal Kestis ample opportunity to travel anywhere and in his search for the surviving Jedi, he could certainly meet up with Obi-Wan Kenobi, one of the most powerful Jedi ever. This wouldn’t really cause any narrative inconsistencies in the larger Star Wars lore and could be easily done, so we hope that Disney has some surprises in store for us.
But, at this moment, we don’t know much. We’ll have to wait and see how things evolve and whether Disney gives us a confirmation before the potential appearances of Fallen Order characters in the Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries. Now that we’ve gone over this, let us discuss an additional topic related to the possible crossover.
Who could be playing Cal Kestis in Obi-Wan Kenobi?
As far as the actor is concerned, we don’t see why Disney would change the actor from the game. Cameron Monaghan portrayed Cal Kestis in Fallen Order, and had it just been a voice role, Disney could probably have more space to explore other possibilities. But, Cal Kestis was modeled after Cameron Monaghan in the game, so people are used to seeing Cameron Monaghan when looking at Cal Kestis.
Cameron Monaghan has several notable television appearances behind him, including his masterful portrayal of the Valeska brothers in Gotham, so it wouldn’t be odd if he were to reprise his video game role in a live-action format. Now, we don’t know whether this is going to happen, actually, but if Disney does, indeed, decided to connect Fallen Order to the live-action universe, Cameron Monaghan is the only actor we could see in the role.