Mark Hamill’s been talking about what type of genres the next Star Wars movies should explore, and one of them is horror, with Force ghosts that are actually scary!
The Star Wars Cinematic Universe (SWCU for short – I’ve just coined that) is starting to expand beyond anything we could have possibly imagined a few years ago. If you had told me ten years ago that there will be Star Wars spin-off movies being made about how those brave rebels got the plans to the death star and Han Solo’s formative years, I would have laughed at you. But it’s true. These movies are happening, and Rian Johnson is even preparing a brand new Star Wars trilogy which will kick off once the current one is finished.
It does all seem a bit much, but as a lover of everything Star Wars, it’s a dream come true. Mark Hamill has been talking about this newfound abundance of Star Wars cinematic content and has revealed what other genres these new Star Wars films should explore. During an interview with IGN, the actor revealed that he’d like to see a Star Wars horror film (wouldn’t we all!!!).
“You know what I’d love to see?”, Hamill said. “A Force Ghost that’s, like, actually frightening. Not somebody that’s beatifically smiling down from the clouds or coming to give exposition – you know, a ghost is scary! But we’ll see. My work here is done.”
He also went on to say that he’d love for these upcoming Star Wars movies to explore comedy and maybe even a gothic romance Star Wars film. “Well I lean towards comedy, you know one of my favourite movies is It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, which is all about greed and the extremes that people go to for material gain. But you know, I wonder if there’s a movie that could follow the model of, like, The English Patient. It’d probably be a challenge. What about a Gothic Romance, or something with supernatural elements?”
We’ve already seen Marvel do something similar with the MCU. Each one of their movies occupies a different genre, and I don’t see why they couldn’t do the same thing with Star Wars. There’s so much galaxy to explore out there, and I’m sure there are some terrifying stories to be told. The only issue would be Disney themselves since they do not tend to greenlight movies who’s target audience excludes 12 year-olds.
What sort of genres do you think the upcoming Star Wars movies should explore? Let us know in the comments below.