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Mike Flanagan Wants To Make A Star Wars Horror Film And We’re Here For It

The crown jewel of why we think this idea should get greenlit is Flanagan's nearly spotless track record.
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Something exciting is shaking around horror auteur Mike Flanagan’s head lately ever since an earthquake apparently caused the acclaimed writer-director to aim his proverbial lens at the Star Wars universe. Check out the tweet for yourself, below:

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We, for one, would love to see this happen, as Flanagan’s exception filmography in movies and shows like Oculus, Gerald’s Game, and Midnight Mass.

What’s more, now may be the perfect time for Star Wars to delve into the full-blown horror genre for a couple of reasons.

For one thing, the most recent cinematic outing for Star Wars was the very mixed-received sequel trilogy, which oscillated wildly between doing too much fan service (Rise of Skywalker) and throwing out past traditions completely (The Last Jedi). Perhaps what the franchise needs is switching up the genre to breathe new life into the films.

In addition, it seems the galaxy far far away has already dipped its toes in the realm of horror, somewhat, with the Disney Plus special Lego Star Wars Terrifying Tales.

And if that’s not enough evidence to convince you we need a Flanagan-helmed Star Wars horror film, consider the fact that fellow Disney franchise Marvel will reportedly go the horror route for the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

However, the crown jewel of why we think this idea should get greenlit is Flanagan’s nearly spotless track record of transcending horror subgenres even as he reinvents them.

Would you like to see a Flanagan-helmed Star Wars horror film? Leave it in the comments below.


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Danny Peterson covers entertainment news for WGTC and has previously enjoyed writing about housing, homelessness, the coronavirus pandemic, historic 2020 Oregon wildfires, and racial justice protests. Originally from Juneau, Alaska, Danny received his Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Alaska Southeast and a Master's in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Oregon. He has written for The Portland Observer, worked as a digital enterprise reporter at KOIN 6 News, and is the co-producer of the award-winning documentary 'Escape from Eagle Creek.'