If ‘a Jedi: Fallen Order’ Sequel Happens, 1 Rumor Points To a Major Dark Side ‘Star Wars’ Cameo
Since The Rise of Skywalker and The Mandalorian premiered in 2019, Star Wars content has just kept on coming. And one of the biggest releases in the past couple of years has been the video game Jedi: Fallen Order. It was a brand new game with new characters added into the Star Wars galaxy, but put into a time period that fans knew all too well. [Spoiler alert: Spoilers ahead for Jedi: Fallen Order the video game].
‘Jedi: Fallen Order’ left the door wide open for a sequel
Jedi: Fallen Order takes place several years after the Jedi Purge, aka Order 66. The Inquisitors are out in full force and there aren’t many (or really any) Jedi out in the galaxy.
This wasn’t a time that fans saw a lot of Star Wars media fall in; it’s a little less than two decades before the original trilogy and before Star Wars Rebels takes places. Now, of course, fans are going to get the Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi series right around this time period, and there are books and comics during this time as well. But seeing Cal Kestis, one of the few surviving Jedi of the Purge, live on the low during this time period is quite a journey.
And not only that, but Cal runs into Cere, a former Jedi master who lost her Padawan to the Dark Side (both by force and then by principle). Fans also get to see the Force used in other ways, through Merrin the Nightsister and through the Zeffo (if only from afar).
The game revolves around Cal needing to find a Jedi holocron with names of Force-sensitive children, which he gets. He saves it from the Empire, Darth Vader, and the Inquisitors. However, he chooses to destroy it. A sequel is definitely not out of the question because Cal’s journey isn’t over yet.
A sequel to ‘Jedi: Fallen Order’ has been a possibility, and a desire, for a while
The topic of a Jedi: Fallen Order sequel has been on the table for fans for a while. Exactly one year ago, Respawn, the gaming production company that worked with EA to produce the first game, seemed to post some job openings that hinted that they might be working on a sequel, according to Newsweek.
Not to mention, right after the game launched in 2019, Respawn’s Brand Strategy Director Charlie Houser told GamesRadar that a sequel could happen, “pending player reaction and feedback” and how the team felt.
Then in May 2020, instead of officially announcing any type of follow-up game involving Cal Kestis, EA CEO Andrew Wilson called the game the “first title in an entirely new franchise,” according to IGN.
Now, there hasn’t been much follow up since then, plus there’s been a lot of exciting new Star Wars gaming news like Squadrons and the fact that an open-world Star Wars game is in the making as well. Not to mention a possible Knights of the Old Republic revival game around the bend too. So who knows what that original news from May meant. However, the new rumors are interesting. And maybe hopeful.
Now rumors are circulating that not only is a ‘Jedi: Fallen Order’ sequel happening, Maul could make a cameo
According to ComicBook.com there are some fresh rumors fluttering about around Jedi: Fallen Order’s sequel. Now, they’re just rumors, and so they’re to be taken with a grain of salt. But considering the possibility of a sequel were already high, the first part of the rumor seems pretty probable.
The site reported that EA wants to release the sequel in 2022, which wouldn’t be too soon. Then getting into the story elements, and it there are a lot of cool elements that would be great, but again, aren’t from a reliable source.
ComicBook.com reported that the general plot starts not long after the first game ends, and includes the Inferno Squad at some point in the game. This squad consists of Admiral Garrick Versio, Commander Iden Versio, and Agent Gideon Hask. They’re an Imperial Special Force unit and make major appearances in Battlefront II and other spots in Star Wars canon.
The biggest cameo here is allegedly Maul, which would be a massive deal for fans. Since the first game already visited Dathomir and Merrin, a Nightsister, having Maul appear isn’t far fetched. Merrin was too to know who Maul was when he was last on their planet, but there’s still that connection there.
In the timeline, Maul was a major target for the Inquisitors and the Empire, but he wasn’t exactly Rebel material either. As we saw in Solo, Maul kept up with Crimson Dawn, which he set up at the end of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we just don’t know all of the logistics of his life. It’d be interesting to see what he’s doing for sure.
With or without Maul (and these rumors), a Jedi: Fallen Order sequel is a must at this point.