Star Wars is an everlasting franchise that never truly ends. There’s always a new trilogy, a new comic, a new video game, and if not that, a sequel. That’s why we should never be surprised when something new related to the Disney universe is announced or leaked. It’s in a perpetual expansion, always delving deeper into the happenings of the Empire, the rebels, and the small group of characters we first met back in ’77.
That’s why it’s not surprising that Cameron Monaghan, the actor who voices Cal Kestis in the Star Wars Jedi games, has confirmed that a third installment is already in the works, or at least in the planning stages. During a panel at the Ocala Comic Con event, Monaghan told the audience that the game is not currently in development, but when the discussions conclude, he hopes they can start and create something truly special.
This shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone, not only because Star Wars Jedi: Survivors was a critical and commercial success, but also because similar information has surfaced in recent months. After all, Stig Asmussen, the director of both Star Wars Jedi games, stated in a conversation with IGN that he hoped to create a video game trilogy with Cal Kestis. So, it shouldn’t be too surprising that there are indeed discussions to once again put us in the shoes of this charismatic young Jedi.
The problem here is that there is quite a bit more drama than it initially appears. Asmussen has departed both Respawn and Electronic Arts for reasons that are still unknown. According to the statement released by the companies, this was Asmussen’s own decision, which leaves the future and the form the Star Wars: Jedi franchise will take even more uncertain. However, one thing that seems clear is that, with or without Asmussen, it appears that we will continue to experience Cal Kestis’ personal journey to become a true Jedi knight.