Star Wars Jedi Survivor’s Cal Kestis actor Cameron Monaghan explains how the upcoming action-adventure recreation from Respawn and writer EA – which follows Cal into maturity and a a lot darker interval for the Jedi – has a narrative that’s designed to additionally attain gamers who’ve by no means learn or seen something related to Star Wars earlier than, as we look forward to the sequel to Fallen Order, and the Jedi Survivor launch date.
Set 5 years after Star Wars Fallen Order, the plot of Jedi Survivor runs broadly parallel to the Obi-Wan Kenobi tv collection, because the Galactic Empire consolidates its energy, thrusting Cal right into a troublesome struggle for survival. Monaghan, who beforehand starred within the Batman-connected TV collection Gotham, discusses Jedi Survivor’s darker tone.
“The Star Wars galaxy right now is at a particularly darkish level,” Monaghan tells Sport Informer. “The scenario for a Jedi has by no means been worse than it’s for Cal. I feel Cal is at this level the place he’s even questioning how it’s that he’s presupposed to proceed and what his subsequent transfer ought to be. In our first story, we had somebody who was a boy changing into a person. He doesn’t have a security internet.”
Regardless of these connections to the broader Star Wars universe, Monaghan additionally explains how the plot of Jedi Survivor and the continuing story of Cal Kestis is written to additionally enchantment to non-Star Wars followers – the broader lore is there for many who need it, however the recreation features dramatically by itself phrases.
“It’s this dual-sided factor,” Monaghan continues. “You will have this established lore, character, and canon, and also you’re so enthusiastic about it and also you find it irresistible, however on the finish of the day this [the plot of Jedi Survivor] must exist and be satisfying and fascinating regardless. You need them to have the ability to work together with one another and have an interaction.
“But it surely’s at all times been necessary to me that in our tales, the drama, the stakes, and the characters ought to be clear no matter whether or not or not you’ve gotten an understanding of something exterior of it. And I need anyone who’s by no means watched a Star Wars film or learn a Star Wars story to have the ability to bounce into this and play it and nonetheless perceive it. After which, if you happen to do have extra expertise and understanding, then you definately’re solely going to have a deepened appreciation of a whole lot of what’s occurring right here.”
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