Cameron Monaghan's Big Gotham Follow-Up Is A Star Wars Dream Role

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He has left Showtime’s Shameless, and Fox’s Gotham is in the midst of its final season. What is Cameron Monaghan doing next? Well, the Gotham star has a follow-up that is giving him a chance to play his Star Wars dream role! His dream is coming true via the upcoming single-player video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

First, some insight into the game’s storyline. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will follow Cameron Monaghan’s character, Cal Kestis. Cal is a Padawan who survived the Empire’s Order 66, which led to the near extinction of the Jedi. Monaghan opened up about the role during the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. At the panel, Monaghan discussed the character (via THR), saying:

It's no big deal, it's only every kid's dream ever to be a Jedi. ... [Cal Kestis is] ultimately a very good-hearted person, even though he's been through so much tragedy.

Cal sounds like a character with considerable depth. His journey should be an intense one, so game players should feel the pressure. It is worth noting that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is not multi-player. Based on his comments, Cameron Monaghan seems to have approached his performance for the game as he would any other role.

The actor’s excitement continued onto Instagram. That is where Cameron Monaghan shared an awesome screenshot of his character, Cal Ketsis. In a total Star Wars move, Cal’s face is aglow with the recognizable vibrancy of a lightsaber. Check it out below:

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Getting to this point has been a work in progress, as Cameron Monaghan’s caption reveals. In it, he shares that he has been working on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for six months. That is dedication! For Gotham fans, it is quite the change.

They recently saw the actor take on his most Joker-laden look yet. Now, they can get a great glimpse of him taking on his Star Wars dream role. Cameron Monaghan is not the only one offering insight on it. Speaking about Monaghan’s part in the upcoming video game, game director Stig Asmussen said:

We always said we wanted someone with a young Clint Eastwood quality, and that’s what we got [in Cameron Monaghan].

Now all that is left for fans to do is wait for its release. Curious to see where Cameron Monaghan’s Star Wars will take him? Enough of the wait then. Here is the trailer for the game, which features Monaghan’s voiceover. Check it out below:

Now you have an even better understanding of what to expect regarding Cameron Monaghan’s Star Wars transformation. I think the trailer is filled with a lot of exciting moments. It also seems like there will be no shortage of action and adventure for players to enjoy.

You can play Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order when the video game drops November 15. You will not have to wait as long to see Cameron Monaghan in the final episodes of Gotham. The series will return Thursday, April 18 at 8 p.m. ET. The series finale airs April 25 at the same time and place.

Britt Lawrence

Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.