When it comes to building out the Star Wars universe, Lucasfilm is clearly all-in. They have many new series and movies on the way and they’re regularly adding more to their universe. After appearing in The Mandalorian, Rosario Dawson is set to lead her own Ahsoka series. Similarly, after working on The Mandalorian, Taika Waititi is all set to develop his own Star Wars movie. Meanwhile, The Acolyte is said to be bringing the end of the High Republic era to the screen, a time period mostly covered in the books and comics. Now, hungry fans wonder where Lucasfilm will take their developing universe next. A trusted and proven inside source for Giant Freakin Robot has shared that a Jedi: Fallen Order live-action project is currently in development.
Jedi: Fallen Order proved to be very popular as a Star Wars game when it was released in 2019. In fact, it sold more than ten million copies that year. It also saw good reviews. That should give a lot of ground for the new live-action project to play with. Will the new story be a Star Wars movie for the big screen? A live-action series for streaming on Disney+ alongside hits like The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett? These are questions we have, but our source was unable to confirm whether the new project is a movie or a series.
It could be easy to imagine an adaptation for Jedi: Fallen Order as either a movie or a series. As a series, it could bring in a lot more Jedi and further develop the struggles ahead of Cal Kestis with more characters joining him for the mission. As a movie, it could condense parts of the game and tell a solid story following one main character. It will be interesting to see what the writers decide is best on this one. It will also be interesting to see if any sequels for the game have an effect on their plans for the show or movie.
The first game followed the former Jedi Padawan Cal Kestis. He set out on a mission to rebuild the Jedi Order after the Great Jedi Purge. Jedi: Fallen Order took place several years after Revenge of the Sith. We could assume that the new live-action project will also tell the story of Cal Kestis. Perhaps it will take the basics of the story from the game and adapt them for the screen. However, that’s only speculation. We were unable to confirm what the story plans are for this adaptation.
Jedi: Fallen Order has proven to be very popular in its short existence so far. The game sales were impressive, as mentioned above. And a sequel to the game is reportedly in the works. This raises an interesting question about how the Star Wars universe is going to work on keeping its continuity. This has been something they’ve faced for a long time with their many books and comic books, but as more games, movies, and series are developed, it’ll be interesting to see how they define what is and isn’t canon. We’ve seen that book adaptations often don’t follow their source material very closely. How far will the new series stray from the games? Jedi: Fallen Order will definitely be an interesting testing ground for this.