Cal Kestis Wins Legacy Lightsaber Reveal – Could He Appear In an Upcoming Show?

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Today, there was an exciting new legacy lightsaber reveal at Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park.

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Star Wars fans who love the EA Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order video game character Cal Kestis will soon be able to build his lightsaber when they visit Batuu!

Twitter user Jenmarie shared details about the exciting announcement:

Cal Kestis’ [sic: Kestis’s] legacy lightsaber has just been officially revealed at Dok Ondar’s at WDW!

According to a CM, the color of the blade will be blue. There will also be an adapter to it so it looks like Cal’s Master’s (Jaro Tapal) double blade lightsaber. 

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Instagram user ScavengerPrincess shared photos of tonight’s big lightsaber reveal with the caption:

Ca [sic: Cal] Kestis legacy lightsaber revealed at Dok Ondar’s! Releasing fall 2021

Last fall, Star Wars fans had the ability to vote on which new legacy lightsaber they wanted to see added to the popular Galaxy’s Edge collection. The options included winner Kestis, Anakin Skywalker, Kanan Jarrus, Qui-Gon Jinn, Ezra Bridger, and Lord Corvax.

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We wouldn’t be surprised if this new lightsaber showed up at the Star Wars Trading Post, which is moving to a new location at the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort! We’ll report back when we have more information.

More About Cal Kestis

For those unfamiliar with Kestis, Wookieepedia has shared the following biographical information

Cal Kestis was a Force-sensitive human male who became a Jedi Knight during the reign of the Galactic Empire. As one of the few Jedi who survived the purge that destroyed the Jedi Order, Kestis lived in seclusion for years until a confrontation with the Inquisitorius compelled him to openly resist the Empire’s rule. Hunted across the galaxy by the Empire’s Jedi hunters, Kestis embraced his connection to the Force once more, having decided to restore the Jedi Order.

As the Padawan of Jedi Master Jaro Tapal, Kestis served alongside his mentor in the Clone Wars until the Grand Army of the Republic betrayed its Jedi officers, after receiving the command to execute Order 66 from Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine.

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Many fans of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order have wanted to see Kestis appear in a live-action Star Wars series for quite some time. Many have even noted that Cameron Monaghan, who portrays Kestis in the game, bears a striking resemblance to him in real life.

Although there’s certainly no guarantee, it’s possible that Disney and Lucasfilm officials will take the fact that he won the legacy lightsaber contest into consideration moving forward. Before The Mandalorian Season 2 finale episode aired, some expected Kestis to show-up to rescue Grogu — in reality, one of Star Wars’ most iconic Jedi Knights, Luke Skywalker, had that honor.

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Now, some think Kestis could play a role in the upcoming OBI-WAN KENOBI: An Original Series, set to feature Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader. Nothing, however, has been confirmed about even the vague potential for Kestis to appear.

There are potential upcoming Star Wars projects, like the rumored Order 66 film, that Kestis could fit into from a Star Wars timeline standpoint.

Are you going to buy this new legacy lightsaber next time you visit Walt Disney World Resort? Stay tuned for the official release date of Cal’s lightsaber and click here to book a trip!

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