Cameron Monaghan Never Knew He Was Auditioning For Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Cameron Monaghan had to hone his Jedi powers in order to get the lead role of Cal Kestis in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. One might think that the young actor, who recently played the Joker in the Gotham television series, would have been a natural pick by Respawn Entertainment. However, interestingly, Cameron wasn’t even told that he was auditioning for a Star Wars game.

In the latest YouTube episode of the Star Wars show, the talented artist revealed that he had no idea about what project he was auditioning for. The scripts provided to him and the other actors were fake and hidden behind different names. It wasn’t until Cameron entered the room for his screening that they brought out toy lightsabers and hence, the great realization that he was trying out for a lead role in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Padawan Cal Kestis is one of the last surviving Jedi in the Star Wars installment, following the Order 66 purge nearly five years prior. He has been on the run ever since, trying his best to hide from the Galactic Empire. However, one day, Cal had to use the Force to save one of his friends from being killed, an event that was witnessed by a nearby Imperial droid. The Galactic Empire soon came to know of his existence and immediately dispatched the Second Sister, an inquisitor trained by Darth Vader, to hunt down Cal and end the Jedi lines.

There are some heavy expectations from Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, especially after how Star Wars: Battlefront 2 fared. In development by the same studio that brought out Apex Legends earlier this year, Respawn Entertainment appears to have treated the Star Wars license magnificently, at least based on what has been shown to the public so far.

According to creative director Stig Asmussen, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order takes great inspiration from several other critically acclaimed franchises. The gameplay has been influenced by Dark Souls to some extent, while design takes from God of War.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is scheduled to release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 15, 2019. There’s no multiplayer involved. The installment is strictly narrative-driven single-player, something that fans have always wanted.